Tag Archives: Bacteria

Battling Phages: How Bacteria Defend Against Viral Attack

This short review highlights the spectrum of innate strategies used by bacteria to evade phage predation. Continue reading

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Evolution of bacterial transcription factors

Real life is not as tidy as Jacob and Monod’s 1960’s operon model. Continue reading

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Bacterial swarms recruit cargo bacteria in toxic environments

A new paper in mBio shows a novel mechanism for the spread of antibiotic resistance. Continue reading

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How Salmonella Survives the Macrophage’s Acid Attack

Salmonella has adapted what was once an antibacterial response into a signal for the correct time and place to secret its virulence proteins. Continue reading

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Bacterial Flagella: Twist, Stick or Dodge

The bacterial flagellum is an intricate multi protein assembly with many functions. Continue reading

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Cell-Size Control in Bacteria

Bacteria (and probably other cells) don’t double in mass before dividing. Continue reading

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The threat of zoonotic diseases

While zoonotic EIDs are a major concern globally, their impact in less developed countries is disproportionately high. Continue reading

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Let’s get things in perspective

Malaria kills thousands of times more people than Ebola virus each year. Continue reading

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The Flawed Prokaryote

There are two types of biologist – those who think that prokaryotes exist and those who don’t. Continue reading

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