LINKS: The Lowdown on Microbes

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Science  04 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5552, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5552.19a

Whether you're after a source of oceanic plankton samples or a primer on the acid-fast smear technique for spotting tuberculosis infection, you'll find it at Microbiology Direct. This compendium offers hundreds of microbiology links in 11 categories, from genomics to methods to teaching resources. Click on Research Topics, for example, to summon 46 links on subjects such as astrobiology, life in extreme environments, and quorum sensing (the ability of bacteria to assess the number of other bugs in their neighborhood). The Images section offers a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly, including Giardia lamblia, the intestinal invader that causes hiker's diarrhea.

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