Tagged: seaweed

How an alien seaweed invasion spawned an Antarctic mystery - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 17, 2018

Adele Morrison, Australian National University; Andy Hogg, Australian National University; Ceridwen Fraser, Australian National University, and Erik van Sebille, Utrecht University Two small pieces of seaweed found by a Chilean scientist on an Antarctic beach set in train research that may transform our understanding of ocean drift and reveal what the future … Read More

Monday Micro – extremophiles & 50 shades of … immunity! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 11, 2013

In last week’s Monday Micro I mentioned horizontal gene transfer (HGT), the process by which bacteria acquire new genes from other microbes in their environment. HGT is one of the primary ways that genes for antibiotic resistance are able to spread between different bacteria. It is also how plenty of bacteria pick up genes for things … Read More