our microbial planet

Our microbial planet Originally, 4.5 billion years ago, our planet was a lifeless sphere of molten metal. But after a billion years, the oceans were swarming with free living cells. Somehow, not yet entirely clear to science, life was born in these primeval seas. Some say that the first “bricks” of life flew dust from…

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CHAPTER 2. “PLAGUE OF MODERNITY»

My personal journey to understanding that our microbial friends were having problems began on July 9, 1977. This date is well remembered – that’s when I first heard the name of the microbe Campylobacter, which literally gave rise to the cause of my life. I was a new graduate student at the infectious diseases Department…

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