The tree of life is not uniform. Some groups contain many species and others, like microbes, a lot less… Are multicellularity and sex driving these differences?
Do you know these moments where you get gifts, and only realize three billion years later how to use them?
Viruses are surrounding us, yet we do not know their origin. Are giant viruses the missing part to understand virus evolution?
All nitrogen in living things is fixed by microorganisms. One enzyme is better at this than the others, so why do others exist at all?
The many genes of an organism are all not equally important. Which are crucial and how do they differ between bacteria?
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.
Mitochondria are our powerhouses: they give us energy from the oxygen we breathe. But did you know other powerhouses exist?
Viruses are the smallest known organisms. But some viruses are breaking records. Meet the “MImicking MIcrobe”: the Mimivirus, and learn about their possible origin.
Some experiments take days, some weeks or months and a few take years. In bacterial time this means […]