MoBio’s expertise is in developing technologies for nucleic acid isolation and purification from environmental microbial samples, so their blog focuses on that domain. It may be only 5-articles-old but there is some compelling stuff in there already, including:
- An interview with a scientist working on microbialites, microbe-derived carbonate deposits, with a view to developing atmospheric carbon-scrubbing technologies
- A gross-but-eye-opening synopsis of an article that examines the microbial fauna lurking in your (yes, YOUR!) showerhead
- A nice text and video-driven guide on choosing and using filters for concentrating microbes from water samples
The also have a wonderful section called “Where in the World?” that visits some of the scientists who use Mo Bio’s products all over the globe.
Company blogs tend to be a bit dry, but Suzanne and the Mo Bio team manage to keep it light, fun and (dare I say?) Bitesize Bio-like, making it a pleasure to read.
So go and huddle around The Culture Dish with Suzanne and Mo Bio and let us know what you think of it.