B.O.U.S. ( Bacteria of Unusual Size)

Immense, colossal, massive – these are words you rarely hear in microbiology. However, they all apply to Thiomargarita magnifica, the most recent bacteria to make headlines. In fact, such adjectives barely do justice to the size of this species. Members of T. magnifica are…

The Other Mother of Invention – Mistakes

Science can be a process of two extremes. On the one hand, successful studies and experiments involve careful planning, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail. At the same time, key insights and breakthroughs often happen when the unexpected (and sometimes…

How to Draw a Plasmid Map

So you’ve selected your plasmid and restriction enzymes, carried out a bunch of digestion reactions, and successfully run and stained a beautiful electrophoresis gel. But now how do you go from this? Rainis Venta, CC BY-SA 3.0 To this? The…