Microbial Strategies



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Microbial Strategies




  • Nobody likes to get sick, least of all me…

  • Running a high fever makes us feel terrible

  • What’s the first thing you usually do when you start to feel sick and feverish?

  • You take a pill to bring down the fever

  • But what if that fever could save your life…





  • One of the most important microbial strategies is one of the easiest to overlook – their innate ability to make a lot more of themselves in a very short period of time

  • Microbes like bacteria have an absolutely astounding potential for growth


Directory: ~bfleury -> darwinmed -> darwinmedlectures
darwinmedlectures -> Although our evolutionary heritage has saddled us with some significant health problems, in the long run it has served us well…
darwinmedlectures -> The 1918 Flu 1 – a conspiracy of Silence
darwinmedlectures -> Germ Theory
darwinmedlectures -> Although our evolutionary heritage has saddled us with some significant health problems, in the long run it has served us well…
darwinmedlectures -> In our last lecture, we looked at the ways that trade, travel, technology and agriculture can provide new habitats and new dispersal routes for microbes
darwinmedlectures -> The Evolutionary Arms Race Remember the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland?
darwinmedlectures -> The 1918 Flu 2 The Philadelphia Story
darwinmedlectures -> The 1918 Flu 1 – a conspiracy of Silence
darwinmedlectures -> So say the Laws of Manu, an ancient Brahmin text on moral conduct Man is a moral animal…
darwinmedlectures -> Pandora's Box Remember the legend of Pandora's Box?


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