Monthly Archives

December 2018

Fun

Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – A light in the dark

Deep in the dark ocean we go for Day 4 of the Microbial Advent Calendar! Where the anglerfish lure prey with their bioluminescent headlight organ at the end of a modified fin! And you guessed right this organ houses a bunch of bacteria who generate the light! You find many…
Adrien
December 5, 2018
Fun

Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – Being its own apothecary

For day 3 of the Microbial Advent Calendar, let's have a look at the Beewolf (Philanthus triangulum). Neither a bee nor a wolf, it is, in fact, a predatory wasp that actually hunts bees. Although the adult does not feed on bees, but on plant nectar, the females hunt bees…
Adrien
December 4, 2018
Fun

Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – Non Mainstream dividing

The second day of the Microbial Advent Calendar and today we have a sneak peak into the incredible world of nematodes associated with bacteria. There is an incredible diversity of host-associated systems in the nematode realm, today we a have a look at Laxus oneistus. This worm looks like, when you…
Adrien
December 2, 2018