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Let me introduce you to the Anaeramoebae. This was a fun collaboration with Petr Táborský, @EricSalomaki @eme_laura @kolecko007, Tomas Panek, @jon_hultqvist,Miluše Hradilová,Čestmír Vlček, @andrewjroger Ivan Cepicka. Out now in @CurrentBiology.…
Anaermoebae were discovered a couple years ago by Petr, Tomas and Ivan. These #protists were isolated from #anaerobic marine environments. At the time, it was difficult to place these cute critters on the tree of life. see: 10.1016/j.protis.2017.07.005
We sequenced the transcriptomes of two species of Anaeramoeba allowing us to perform phylogenomics. To our surprise, we found this anaerobic amoeba is actually a metmonad! Metamonads include pathogens like #Giardia and #Trichomonas that often have weird anaerobic mitochondria.
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#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
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#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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