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Mark O. Martin

Elio, this is a fantastic post, and a great example of why microbiology is so vital to the undergraduate curriculum. I tell me students that "Cellular Microbiology" is a critical concept in our class, and the phrase does not mean learning how microbial cells work. Instead, as you point out (and have written about in some fine "thought articles"), it is about understanding how eukaryotic cells work by studying bacteria and their interactions with eukaryotic cells. It's just like reminding them how much we have learned about how ribosomes work due to antibiotics!

Much of this may garner a "I know" from microbiologists. But I promise you, this data is decidedly not well known by faculty and students at PUIs. So thank you for giving me yet more ammunition for my promotion of Microbial Supremacy!

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