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Who is the father? Is this blood of the killer? What are my origins? Let’s talk about how we’ve answered these questions through years! All the questions that we have just posed can be heard both in series and in the news. They are usually linked to legal cases dueRead More →

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As we mention in the title, allergies and helminths could be closely related. Allergies are categorized as a hypersensitive response. As the name implies, they occur when the immune system is hypersensitive to harmless agents. What we commonly know as allergies (asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis…) are really type I hypersensitivities. FourRead More →

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Noble rot sounds like an oxymoron, right? It is the name given to a singular infection produced by the fungus Botrytis cinerea on the grapes. Although it can cause disasters in agriculture, it is also very valuable. First of all, we introduce the fungus Botrytis cinerea is the name of the anamorphic*Read More →

“Supermicrobes” mini-posts series aims to highlight bacteria, archaea or virus with the most peculiar characteristics. Magnetospirillum and its magnetotaxis   Magnetospirillum has the honor to start the “Supermicrobes” series. It is a magnetotactic bacteria capable of orientating itself and swim using flagella following the magnetic field lines around the globe. As otherRead More →

Despite the lack of snow some ski seasons, resorts are not usually troubled to keep their tracks white during all the season. Part of the credit should be attributed to a peculiar group of bacteria that cause disease in plants. Since its invention in the fifties and introduction in SpainRead More →