Forest Rohwer: Microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung (MWV63)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
In episode 63 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Forest Rohwer Ph.D., Professor of Biology, San Diego State University, about his research on the microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung. This episode was filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 18th, 2012. Viruses make up a large portion of the world's oceans, with over ten million per milliliter of seawater. Rohwer's interest in better...

TWiV Live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans (MWV49)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

In episode 49 of MicrobeWorld Video, Vincent and guests Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Roger Hendrix, and Harmit Malik recorded TWiV #135 live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, where they discussed transformation and oncogenesis by human papillomaviruses, the amazing collection of bacteriophages on the planet, and the evolution of genetic conflict between virus and host.

Tip of the week: VirusMINT

submitted by: OpenHelix

For more information about this resource, see our blog post at URL http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=7790. VirusMINT shows interactions BETWEEN human and viral proteins on the same interaction map.

Towards an Open Access Gazetteer

submitted by: dougramsey
The Gazetteer (Gaz) is a community-based project of the EnvO Consortium for describing instances of organism environments and biological samples supporting consistent annotation of locations and environments. The Gazetteer describes places and place names, and the relations between them. The Gaz, with 130,000 plus terms (over 50 % of terms defined) and relations, is being utilizing in scientific investigations such as applying Gaz terms to organisms based on free-text from the Encyclopedia...