by Merry, Gemma, Jamie, Daniel, Chris, Ray & Christoph
Today is Elio's day! A day to reflect on 88 good years, many of those decades spent engaged with the microbial world. Innumerable courses taught, students inspired, public lectures given, books written, research published, researchers encouraged, and now, for almost 10 years, the microbes' favorite blog hosted. That's 88 years of sharing and still going strong.
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Section of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi in a rat fibroblast cell (strain 14pf). Two limiting membranes surround the organisms except for the torn upper portion. Figure 6, from: Schaechter M, Tousimis AJ, Cohn ZA, Rosen H, Campbell J, and Hahn FE. 1957. Morphological, chemical, and serological studies of the cell walls of Rickettsia mooseri. J Bacteriol, 74 (6), 822 – 829 PMID 13502312 (Free PMC Article)