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10 Ways To Boost Your Microbiota On Etsy

This is a guest post by Chris Taylor of tcustom.

Each of us is a walking world of microbes… read on, though, before you start scrubbing! 482 more words

The Microbial World

Microbes also called microorganisms, are minute living things that individually are usually too small to be seen with the naked eye.The group includes Bacteria, Fungi (yeasts and molds), protozoa, microscopic algae and viruses. 183 more words


Examination Techniques of Fungi

Last week, we got to experience for the first time, something that we would eventually do a lot of in Microbiology labs – sellotape flag mounts… 437 more words


Placement Interview Update

Yesterday I woke up from my afternoon nap to an email from my course co-ordinator that my interview for Labplus was a success! That means that I will be completing my placement for microbiology in semester 1 2017 in Auckland woohoo !

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Tardigrades are water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals. They have also been affectionately called water bears. Newly discovered by the German zoologist Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773, this animal embodies a resilience to the elements matched by few among the animal kingdom. 51 more words


An Emerging Trend: Multi-Drug Resistant Fungus

Over on her blog, Maryn McKenna discusses the latest emerging microscopic threat: drug-resistant fungal infections. It mentions the organism Candida auris and states: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is so concerned that it recently sent… 26 more words


Intracellular disassembly and activity of pertussis toxin require interaction with ATP.

The active subunit (S1) of pertussis toxin (PT), a major virulence factor of Bordetella pertussis, ADP-ribosylates Gi proteins in the mammalian cell cytosol to inhibit GPCR signaling. 190 more words