Backpacking Adventures

Note: This is not a post about food poisoning, thankfully. Nor is this really a post about food--my apologies.  Last week, I spent 4.5 days backpacking in the San Juan Wilderness in CO with my husband (who I firmly believe had a mountain goat ancestor somewhere in his lineage). For all but the first half day, … Continue reading Backpacking Adventures

Stronger Together: Stress Tolerance and Bacterial Communities in Biofilms

Bacteria have many ways of tolerating stressful circumstances. Some have special genes coding for robust stress-tolerance systems which allow them to keep out toxic substances, pump out toxic substances, or fortify themselves against lethal conditions. Others take common stress-tolerance systems and make them work overtime. But more often than not, bacteria survive stressful situations through forming … Continue reading Stronger Together: Stress Tolerance and Bacterial Communities in Biofilms