Tag Archives: bacteria

Paper Out: Prokaryote genome fluidity is dependent on effective population size

Last year, I had the pleasure to host (now Dr.) Nadia Andreani from the University of Padua in Italy for a six-month visit in 2015. She did lab work on blue, food-spoiling Pseudomonas but we also did a population genomics … Continue reading

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paper out: Adaptation in Natural Microbial Populations

A review paper by Britt Koskella (now at Berkeley) and myself recently came out ‘adaptation in natural populations’; I have lazily copied the Abstract below: Although their diversity greatly exceeds that of plants and animals, microbial organisms have historically received … Continue reading

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Rates of lateral gene transfer: high but why?

I just had a paper out which was an enlightening experience to write. Along with three Dutch co-authors, it was mainly a collaboration with Adam Eyre-Walker at Sussex (see this previous post). The manuscript morphed from a data paper into … Continue reading

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Is every bacterium everywhere?

I posted some excerpts from a paper in progress a while back (How many species of bacteria are there? and Bacteria vs. Animals). Here another post on the question “Is every bacterium everywhere?” (then I will stop and just link … Continue reading

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Paper out: Improvement in Staphylococcus and Bacillus strain differentiation by matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization time‐of‐flight mass spectrometry profiling by using microwave‐assisted enzymatic digestion

Quite a mouthful this title! It is in general a bit of an outlier paper for me, but I am very happy to have been involved. I have been interested in MALDI-TOF (matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization time‐of‐flight mass spectrometry) as a … Continue reading

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Bacteria vs. Animals

I mentioned a manuscript in a recent post written together with ECEHH colleague Will Stahl-Timmins on ‘The Secret Lives of Bacteria’. In this post, I wanted to highlight one of the figures from this paper highlighting the relationship between mass, … Continue reading

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How many species of bacteria are there?

I am currently working on a manuscript on the ‘Secret Lives of Bacteria’ together with my ECEHH colleague Will Stahl-Timmins. Will is a graphic designer and science communicator who does a lot of great work making potentially ‘dry’ science accessible … Continue reading

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