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Breaking down the microbiology world one bite at a time


The limits of microbial life.

Life can be found in many extreme environments: high temperature, high salinity, or acidic environments. But can microbes survive in a place that combines all three?

A toxin to kill them all.

In a man-made waterbody in the ground there lived a bacterium. A nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell… The protagonist of this story is a cyanobacterium.

A new powerhouse.

Mitochondria are our powerhouses: they give us energy from the oxygen we breathe. But did you know other powerhouses exist?

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