microBEnet Microbiology blog of the day: “Catch the microbes” but w/ some caveats

Going through the list of Microbiology Blogs we have curated at microBEnet and going to try to feature one of them every day or so.  And just going to do this in semi-alphabetic order.

Today’s blog: Catch the Microbes

Authors: unclear

Tagline/Summary: See the invisible … We dedicate ourselves to hunt microbes!

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I am not quite sure who is behind this blog and whether it has a hidden agenda or not but I thought I would still post about it as it gives me a bit of a chance to comment about disclosures.  I think all blogs should have some information about who is behind them and it would be good to have some disclosures about their potential biases.  I am fine with people being anonymous but some general information about where they are coming from would be good.

We post disclosures here on microBEnet and I also post them on my own website and blog.

Still some potentially interesting stuff on “Catch the microbes” but I would suggest reading with a bit of skepticism.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.