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Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – Worm Model

This will be the last Microbial Advent Calendar of the season. Today we will in the most biased way, highlight one of the best host-microbe association models we can currently work with. I am talking about the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. This is a fascinating system, both by its history and its ease…
Adrien
December 22, 2018
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Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – Nibbling Xylan

Day six of the Microbial Advent Calendar. Today let's have a look at termites! Cool little army of wood munchers. Their secret? A whole community of microbe hidden in their tiny gut! There are more than 3000 species of termites and they almost all digest wood with a little help…
Adrien
December 7, 2018
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[Monday’s Paper] A Microbial social network

Hello Folks, it's been a while since I posted here. Plenty of things have happened since my previous Japan posts. The main one being the new postdoc position I started this March in the lab of Buck Samuel at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Reducing your life to…
Adrien
April 2, 2018
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Microbial Advent Calendar – 09 Pine Microbiome

Belated day 09 of the Microbial Advent Calendar, today we have a look at the Pine Microbiome. Trees are covered with bacteria and in some cases are intimately associated with some, often at the root level. Endophytic bacteria, located within the plant for at least part of its life cycle…
Adrien
December 10, 2017
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Microbial Advent Calendar – 07 Penguin Microbiome

We stay at the poles for the day 7 of our Microbial Advent Calendar with a recent study (paper here) on the bacterial communities associated with the stomach contents of two different species of Penguins. The study took place on the British Antartic Survey station located on Signy Island (google…
Adrien
December 7, 2017