Category Archives: Microbes
Stopping on the road, I venture over the railing, walking down the embankment. The heat at the waters edge overwhelms me. The smell of salt and bitterness is in the air.
It will be exciting to investigate what microbial communities inhabit these salt flats. Continue reading
I get this look of fear and awe when I explain that the things I study grow at 100-200 atmospheres, at temperatures between 50-75 degreed centigrade, and under acidic conditions so extreme it would peel the skin off your bones. Like I said, this is pretty cool stuff Continue reading
How does T. acidophilum manage the high concentrations of soluble iron, or other metals, liberated by its acidic environment? Continue reading
I spent the last two days attending the Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM) held at Harvard. It was a great time to talk to old friends and to get to know some new ones. The BBM is a small meeting held … Continue reading