|Viruses-lots of them-are falling from the sky||
Viruses and bacteria fall back to Earth via dust storms and precipitation. 2011 dust storm in the Sahara.
An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth’s atmosphere – and falling from it – according to new research from scientists in Canada, Spain and the U.S.
|Long-haired microbes named after Canadian band Rush||
Three new species of microbe found in the guts of termites have been named after members of the Canadian prog-rock band Rush, owing to the microbes’ long hair and rhythmic wriggling under the microscope.
“A Spanish postdoc, Javier del Campo, asked me to...
|Seaweed Diversity on Calvert Island, British Columbia||
It is estimated that we have described only 10-20% of species diversity on Earth. In particular, floristic surveys using modern molecular techniques...
|Preventing autoimmunity in plants||
Article by Xin Li lab
Like animals, plants are constantly exposed to bacteria, viruses, and fungi that have the potential to cause diseases. To remain healthy plants possess a complex immune system which relies on immune receptors that are able to recognize...