Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bacteria Can Talk! (and now we can silence them)

Most cellular biology has focused on eukaryotes, but just as interesting are the prokaryotic bacteria. As the most ancient life form, bacteria have primitive features and are characterized as single celled organisms. Presumed to be asocial and reclusive, bacteria were … Continue reading

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Photosynthetic organisms survive in mammalian cells: Are Dryads no longer for fairy tales?

In “On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad,” Sylvia Plath writes, But no hocus-pocus of green angels Damasks with dazzle the threadbare eye; My trouble, doctor, is: I see a tree, And that damn scrupulous tree won’t practice wiles … Continue reading

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