Tag Archives: microbiology

Teeny tiny creepy crawlies: the phage in your backyard

This post is written by MSU postdoc Sarah Doore When I was little, my dad would often take me around the backyard to hunt for bugs. Spiders—which are not bugs, but little me didn’t care about taxonomy at the time—were my … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Age of Phage

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Kristin Parent, with John Dover.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of viruses that infect bacteria—the bacteriophages. One may think (as many do) that … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Extreme science in Siberia

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Paul Wilburn. A cold shiver and briefly clenched teeth are common quick reactions displayed by new acquaintances when informed that I drill lake ice in Siberia for … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The social lives of bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Eric Bruger. Why play well with others when you can get away with just looking out for your own self-interest? This is a sentiment not only left to … Continue reading

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