Tag Archives: ribosomes

Components of tea may help in the fight against bioterrorisum

Ricin toxin (RT), a protein produced by the castor bean (Ricinus communis) and is rated by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as a level B biothreat. This is because it is: 1) available and

‘Fossil’ DNA – How many observed soil bacteria are actually alive?

In the first half of the 20th century, researchers studying soil bacteria had a problem: the number of organisms they could grow in the lab only accounted for ~1% of the total population that they could see under