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