It's My Birthday 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.

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

But happy birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday from South Africa :)

Happy birthday.

By Mustafa Mond, FCD (not verified) on 24 Dec 2006 #permalink

Happy Birthday

By Larry Lennhoff (not verified) on 25 Dec 2006 #permalink

Cheers Dr Mike, Happy B-day

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