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Paper out: No effect of natural transformation on the evolution of resistance to bacteriophages in the Acinetobacter baylyi model system

A long time coming, but the results obtained in NERC-funded research on evolutionary benefits (or lack thereof) of bacterial transformation have now been published. The work was carried out mainly by research tech Amy McLeman, who has since started her … Continue reading

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An Ancient Armsrace: Bacteria and Bacteriophages in Sediment Cores – Part I

My field work experience is limited to sticking tubes into the ground to collect soil samples, ususally from underneath shrubs next to my office or in some random field (while it rains). However, last Thursday field sampling was a whole … Continue reading

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