The June 2008 issue of the journal Geobiology consists of a tribute to the late Terry Beveridge by some of the many people he mentored. Terry made stellar contributions to a number of fields, including microbial structure, geomicrobiology, and microbial pathogenesis.
Terry’s insight is revealed in a statement quoted in several of the papers of this issue:
The unity of bacterial cell design must play an important role in the ecological success of prokaryotes. It is one that has lasted for at least 3.5 billion years and therefore has survived the test of time. It is an economy of design, and one that I, and others, find pleasing and graceful.
We have honored Terry’s memory previously.