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Microbe Invasion || Trailer - YouTube

DVD available at: http://www.longtailnet.com/1359 Just like the Earth itself, our body is a living planet, a network of ecosystems where bacteria are the dom...
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WEEK 1 - Let's protect Earth's unseen life - opinion - 06 March 2012 - New Scientist

WEEK 1 - Let's protect Earth's unseen life - opinion - 06 March 2012 - New Scientist | MICR220 | Scoop.it
Microbes are being failed by existing conservation efforts.
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WEEK 1 - Farming in Harmony with the Microbial World

A Dynamic Intelligence at Work Part Two. The Ecology of Microbes.
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WEEK 1 - The World's Most Powerful Microscope - KQED QUEST

Lawrence Berkeley National Labs just turned on a $27 million electron microscope. Its ability to make images to a resolution of half the width of a hydrogen ...
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WEEK 2 - Mitochondria share an ancestor with SAR11, a globally significant marine microbe

WEEK 2 - Mitochondria share an ancestor with SAR11, a globally significant marine microbe | MICR220 | Scoop.it
A recent study provides strong evidence that mitochondria share a common evolutionary ancestor with a lineage of marine bacteria known as SAR11, arguably the most abundant group of microorganisms on Earth.
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WEEK 2 - Gram Stain

Detailed video on how to perform a gram stain. For more help on other staining techniques check out our other staining demonstrations.
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WEEK 2 - Staining of a Gram-Negative Bacterium

This short animation demonstrates a gram stain of gram-negative bacterium. This resource was developed by Cary Engleberg of the University of Michigan. It is...
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WEEK 2 - Bacteria use Batman-like grappling hooks to 'slingshot' on surfaces, study shows

WEEK 2 - Bacteria use Batman-like grappling hooks to 'slingshot' on surfaces, study shows | MICR220 | Scoop.it
Researchers have diagnosed a complex sequence of movements that make-up the "twitching" motility in bacteria with type IV pili (TFP). TFP act like Batman's grappling hooks that extend and bind to a surface to retract and pull the cell along.
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WEEK 2 - Why microbes are smarter than you thought - life - 30 June 2009 - New Scientist

WEEK 2 - Why microbes are smarter than you thought - life - 30 June 2009 - New Scientist | MICR220 | Scoop.it
Single celled organisms may not be able to think, but they can act in remarkable ways – New Scientist looks at six microbial behaviours that you...
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WEEK 2 - Lenticals

Lenticals Seen here magnified at 100 000 times their actual size by a SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) the Lenticumonis Hydrophilia bacterium, more commonl...
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WEEK 2 - Ulcer-causing bacteria tamed by defect in cell-targeting ability

WEEK 2 - Ulcer-causing bacteria tamed by defect in cell-targeting ability | MICR220 | Scoop.it
Without the ability to swim to their targets in the stomach, ulcer-causing bacteria do not cause the inflammation of the stomach lining that leads to ulcers and stomach cancer, according to a new study.
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Week 1 Blastocystis Parasite Blog: nitazoxanide

Week 1 Blastocystis Parasite Blog: nitazoxanide | MICR220 | Scoop.it
A blog about the intestinal parasite Blastocystis, including research updates on its clinical significance and epidemiology.
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WEEK 1 - Prokaryotes: The unseen majority

Extensively cited Whitman et al. 1998 paper discussing prokaryotic biomass on earth

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WEEK 1 - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (combined)

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/biology --- All seven videos from the 'Seven Wonders of...
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WEEK 1 - Structure and function of the electron microscope

Taken from http://www.yTeach.com , the web site for teaching resources and tools -- the easy-to-use interactive platform for education and teaching professio...
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WEEK 2 - Twist in the tail of eukaryotic origins - life - 19 December 2011 - New Scientist

WEEK 2 - Twist in the tail of eukaryotic origins - life - 19 December 2011 - New Scientist | MICR220 | Scoop.it
Complex life formed when a simple bacterium and an archaean came together 2 billion years ago, but was the bacterium a parasite?
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WEEK 2 - Plasmids

http://miklosbajay.blogspot.com/ A plasmid is a DNA molecule that is separate from, and can replicate independently of, the chromosomal DNA. They are double ...
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WEEK 2 - How bacteria form a biofilm

This animation illustrates how bacteria form a biofilm. A biofilm - more commonly know as "slime" - is a surface-attached community of microorganisms.
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