March 26th – In most of the world’s dark woods and grassy plains, tiny ticks are questing in search of blood. These little vampires can be as small as pinpoints or as large as grapes – but they have an uncanny ability to sense heat and carbon dioxide, and to identify the well-travelled paths that …

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Penicillium marneffei- a blog by Jason Carr

Penicillium marneffei

Jan 4th – Penicillium species are usually regarded as unimportant in terms of causing human disease. Penicillium marneffei, discovered in 1956, is an exception. This is the only known thermally dimorphic species of Penicillium, and it can cause a lethal systemic infection(penicilliosis) with fever and anaemia similar to disseminated cryptococcosis. #365DaysOfMicroscopy