In this week’s round-up of bio-related blogs: The smell of the sea breeze, corporal punishment in the lab and a surprising side-dish that comes with your sushi.

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside. Alan at Microbiology Bytes picks up on a Microbiology Today articles on the microbial genetic origins of that seaside tang.

A hard Knight. The Black Knight thinks that lab newbies just aren’t scared enough these days.

For your information. Alex at The Daily Transcript gives his viewpoint on Dan’s recent article about Sir Paul Nurse’s use of information processing as an analogy for biological processes.

Blood-line. Nobel Intent’s John Timmer describes how Japanese scientists have managed to produce human red blood cells from embryonic stem cells.

United Colors of Biotech. Aminopop has a nice succinct description of green, red and white biotech, and a nice image to go with it.

Mad on Virophages. Mike the Mad Biologist highlights a Nature article on Virophages; viruses that prey on viruses.

Less is more. Jonathan at Working the Bench gives a good tip for anyone having PCR problems.

and finally…

Do you love Sushi? Not anymore.