Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What if every virus in the world were collected into one area?

I always enjoy the webcomic XKCD's "What-Ifs" but this one was especially relevant so I wanted to share.

Pile of Viruses

There are LOTS of viruses.
(P.S. Don't forget to hold your mouse over the illustrations to see the alt text.)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New podcast about plant pathology

Plants are very important for people (and bacteria!), and I talk a lot about soil ecology on this show, but microbes can cause disease in plants too, as much or more as in animals, especially fungi. So I'd like to introduce this newly minted podcast about plant pathology, the study of plant diseases, hosted by a graduate student in that field of study. If it sounds interesting, check out The Plant Pathology Podcast!