As is our custom at this time of year, we go over the material that has appeared in this blog over the last six months. Seems like a lot of stuff, but it’s the result of the work of quite a number of dedicated people, all of whom deserve our gratitude. Read more →
We continue our semi-annual ritual and post this quick tour of our blog posts published since December, 2012. Pretty picture. Source. Pictures Considered Our new section dealing with “pictures that made a difference but may be nearly forgotten by now” seems to be off to a good start. Please send... Read more →
We continue our semi-annual ritual and post this quick tour of featured blog postings since our December, 2011, Retrospective. Source. Viruses It’s Raining Viruses! (Merry) Metabolic genes acquired from their hosts are one strategy used by baculoviruses to convert one caterpillar host into more than 109 progeny viruses. The Immunological... Read more →
This blog is now entering its fifth calendar year, surely a respectable age for a blog, perhaps bordering on the venerable. With the passage of time, our blend of posts has included more and more contributions from guest writers, some from young students, others from experienced and distinguished microbiologists. Read more →
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.