The Origins of Slime

Scripps graduate student investigates cause of mucilage outbreaks in her native Adriatic waters

The Singing Toxicologist

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
He's been referred to as the "Elvis of E. coli", the "Sinatra of Salmonella," and in this episode of MicrobeWorld Video the "singing toxicologist." Whatever you call him, Carl Winter, Extension Food Toxicologist and Director of the FoodSafe Program at UC Davis, performs parodies of contemporary popular music by modifying lyrics to address food safety issues such as bacterial contamination, irradiation, biotechnology, government regulation, and pesticides. The goal of his songs is to provide...

Using EELA resources: The SegHidro/BRAMS experience

submitted by: elianearaujo
This video describes our project experience on using EELA resources in conjunction with OurGrid resources to provide a better performance to SegHidro/BRAMS application. SegHidro enables, through a grid portal, collaborative work via the coupling of hydrometeorological computer models, providing access to massive grid-based computer resources such as data storage nodes and computing nodes. BRAMS is a Regional Atmospheric Modeling System that provides SegHidro users with weather forecasts to...

Gynecandrous - a video glossary component at the LSU Herbarium

submitted by: Timothy M. Jones

A video showing the gynecandrous condition of a spike; pistillate flowers distal, staminate flowers proximal. A useful diagnostic character for species determinations within the genus Carex.
The maturation sequence is included to show the progression over time within a gynecandrous spike.

The genetic response to Snowball Earth: role of HSP90 in the Cambrian explosion

submitted by: Michael Baker
"The Genetic Response to Snowball Earth: Role of HSP90 in the Cambrian Explosion" Download this paper at the following web address: http://repositories.cdlib.org/postprints/2103 The events that shaped the Cambrian explosion from 545 to 530 Ma, when multicellular animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record, are not fully understood. It is likely that the evolution of new transcription factors and other signal transduction proteins that regulated developmental networks was important...
Authors: M. e. Baker

West Nile Virus MWV19

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
West Nile virus entered the United States in 1999 and is now considered a seasonal epidemic that starts in the summer and continues into the fall. First isolated in Uganda in 1937, the virus can cause severe human meningitis or encephalitis in 1% of those infected. In 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported 124 fatalities. The rapid spread of West Nile virus has put local and state mosquito surveillance programs on the front line of public health and disease preparedness. In...