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.
I welcome other microbiologists to answer queries, comments on my musings, write guest commentaries, and provide feedback.
I am an actively retired microbiologist, currently living in San Diego, California. I spent most of my research career working on growth physiology and bacterial cell organization. In 1985-86, I served as president of the ASM. I have a deep love of teaching, and have been told that my natural habitat is the other side of the lectern. I have authored several textbooks and co-edited treatises. I continue to write. After retirement, I have tried to satisfy my curiosity in broader microbiological phenomena, especially those related to ecology and symbiotic relationships. My hobby is wild mushrooms. For a short account of my activities, visit my home page.
I can be reached at elios179 [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
For the memoirs of my first 21 years of life, click here.