Tag Archives: Bacteriophage

Want to make a new species? Put a little pressure on it…

A fascinating event that can occur in evolution is speciation; mutations bringing about new species that are significantly different to their ancestor. But how does this happen, what causes it, and how can we watch it happen? Observing the processes … Continue reading

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The first time I heard about bacteriophages.

I was in an Advanced Placement Biology class in Morgan Hill California and our teacher, the treasured, Mr. Hemeon (surfer, musician, general biology-aficionado and all-rounder) had encouraged us each to do science fair projects on something we found interesting. My … Continue reading

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Good bugs, the future of medicine –

Welcome to the first instalment of “This Microbial Life”. This is a blog that I have thought about for awhile but not had the impetus to actually start. I will be using it for a couple of different practical purposes. … Continue reading

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