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Mutualistic relationships that involve close cell–cell interactions are most studied between bacterial and eukaryotic interactions, for example between pathogens and eukaryotic hosts (plant or animal). However symbiotic relationships between bacteria themselves have only been studied more recently. They can be found amongst archaea and bacteria in microbial mats where nutrient exchange and waste removal roles are crucial, in anaerobic methane-oxidizing communities of marine environments, or even in human digestive systems. Although these… Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday lives globally and many scientific research labs have halted or shifted their research efforts. Student research at Bellevue University has also been impacted by this, and students are only allowed to continue working in the labs under restricted circumstances, following social distancing and with additional PPE requirements in place. On the other hand, this change has allowed for some students to finish writing up and publish… Read More

Wonder if this social distancing is worth it and how the COVID-19 spread work? Here is a short video explaining coronaviruses, the differences with the flu, and what you can do to slow down the spread of it: For up to date stats on COVID-19 cases and mortality rates in the US and Canada, we recommend the following link: https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/ And of course check out the CDC website for current information and… Read More