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Someone call the Sex Pilus!

Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Steve Mould: Why the sex pilus is so dangerous - horizontal gene transfer

"Horizontal gene transfer allows bacteria to swap genes, these speeds up the acquisition of new traits like antibiotic resistance. There are 3 main mechanisms: transduction, transformation and conjugation. But where are human pathogens picking up these genes? In our bodies? In rivers and oceans? Research funded by the NERC might help us fined out."

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Re: Someone call the Sex Pilus!

Post by Svartalf » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:33 am

Begging pardon but I don't grasp the gist nor the meaning, cliff notes plz?
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Post by pErvinalia » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:46 am

Bacteria sex. :drool:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:15 am

Svartalf wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:33 am
Begging pardon but I don't grasp the gist nor the meaning, cliff notes plz?
Starting with a gene-centred view of evolution and covering the methods by which bacteria reproduce and exchange genes, before then talking about the interactions between bacteria that live on/in us with bacteria in the environment-at-large, the video explains the cycles by which the bacteria of human diseases can quickly evolve drug resistance.
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Post by Svartalf » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 am

thanks, that's cleearer
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:34 am

You're welcome Svarty. :td:
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Post by laklak » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:47 pm

Some people call me the sex pilus, some call me the gangster of love.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: Someone call the Sex Pilus!

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:29 pm

Some people call me Maurice
'Cause I speak of the pilus of love

I really love your peptidoglycan
Want to enhance your DNA ???

No, not working. :biggrin: bacteria are super cool btw
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Post by laklak » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:12 pm

If you don't like my peptidoglycan don't be shakin' my flagellum.
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Re: Someone call the Sex Pilus!

Post by JimC » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:38 am

I only hope that those bacteria swapping DNA with gay abandon are engaging in consensual sex... :nono:
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:10 am

LGBTI - Lesbian, Gay, Bacteria, Trans, Intersex...
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Re: Someone call the Sex Pilus!

Post by JimC » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:28 am

Has microbe sex gone viral?
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