Bacterial cells are smaller than eukaryotic cells, with some exception. Viruses are smaller than bacteria, with some exception. These are just two examples of why definitions in Biology, unlike in Physics and Chemistry, most often need to be qualified. What does this tell us about Biology?
The purpose of this blog is to share my appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet. I will emphasize the unusual and the unexpected phenomena for which I have a special fascination... (more)
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This Week in Virology, the podcast about viruses, celebrates its 300th episode on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with a live recording at the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology.