Mike the Mad Biologist

It’s My Birthday

…so no blogging. Instead, I’ll leave you with a “make sexy time” photo (to steal Borat’s phrase):

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It’s E. coli having sex. Well, actually it’s conjugation. Many bacteria have plasmids which are ‘mini-chromosomes’ (antibiotic resistance genes are often found on plasmids). The bacteria are able to build protein tubes (“pili”) and send copies of plasmids to another cell.

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    December 24, 2006

    Happy birthday!

  2. #2 Zeno
    December 24, 2006

    Dude: You just blogged that you’re not blogging. Now I have cognitive dissonance. Or perhaps you do.

    But happy birthday!

  3. #3 Baron
    December 24, 2006

    Happy Birthday!

  4. #4 Beluga
    December 24, 2006

    Happy Birthday from South Africa :)

  5. #5 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    December 24, 2006

    Happy birthday.

  6. #6 Larry Lennhoff
    December 25, 2006

    Happy Birthday

  7. #7 Rob
    December 25, 2006

    Cheers Dr Mike, Happy B-day

  8. #8 Jessika
    December 26, 2006

    Happy (belated) birthday!!!

    Get yourself an E. coli giant plush microbe. My 8 month old girl got Ebola for Christmas. :)

  9. #9 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    December 24, 2007

    Hey, Mike, Happy Birthday!

    Mike

  10. #10 Priscila
    November 20, 2008

    Aw yeah. You better transfer those plasmids for genetic recombination.

  11. #11 biber hapı
    August 27, 2009

    biber hapı