Department of Microbiology News

In Memoriam: Dwayne Savage

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Dwayne Savage, who served as professor and head of the Department of Microbiology, passed away May 17. He was 81.

NIMBioS: Study Shows Large Variability in Abundance of Viruses That Infect Ocean Microorganisms

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Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans—including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day—viruses are a major threat. But a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology shows that there’s much less certainty about the size of these viral populations than scientists had long believed.