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The Modern, Molecular Hunt for the World's Biodiversity

The Conversation US | Posted 10.29.2015 | Science
The Conversation US

Until now, known viruses have contained so little genetic information that people have questioned whether they can even be thought of as living. But giant viruses like this one contain as much information as many bacteria, which are certainly alive, and are so big they can be seen with an ordinary microscope.

Evolutionary Lessons From Superbugs

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The genetics and genomics of bacterial antibiotic resistance and virulence teach us some fundamentally important lessons about evolution. They also pose some significant challenges to scientific explanation.