It’s My Birthday

…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.

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11 Responses to It’s My Birthday

  1. coturnix says:

    Happy birthday!

  2. Zeno says:

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

  3. Baron says:

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Beluga says:

    Happy Birthday from South Africa 🙂

  5. Mustafa Mond, FCD says:

    Happy birthday.

  6. Larry Lennhoff says:

    Happy Birthday

  7. Rob says:

    Cheers Dr Mike, Happy B-day

  8. Jessika says:

    Happy (belated) birthday!!!
    Get yourself an E. coli giant plush microbe. My 8 month old girl got Ebola for Christmas. 🙂

  9. Hey, Mike, Happy Birthday!

  10. Priscila says:

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

  11. biber hapı says:

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