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How to Study a Complex Microbial World- Part 1: DNA sequencing

The cost of sequencing per million base pairs. Click for source.

Over the next few months, I plan on writing a lot about research on microbial communities. This is somewhat self-serving, as my own research is moving in that direction, but I also happen to think it’s fascinating, and highly relevant to the most current research involving food. Complex microbial communities are of course involved in [...]

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How might female butterflies gain an advantage? How about having the ability to taste through their feet


No man is an island. Similarly, no non-human animal can function alone in the world without interacting with other organisms, be they other animals, plants or bacteria. However, the degree to which animals interact with each other varies, and so the evolutionary pressures upon them from that interaction will vary. To explain, let’s think about [...]

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