the roundup of German pieces in August is all about bacteria, namely first the phages that infect them, and then the hairs that enable them to infect us.
Planet der Phagen
Spektrum der Wissenschaft August 2011, page
Wie die Haare der Bakterien wachsen
Chemie in unserer Zeit 45, No. 4, page 234
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a chestnut tree, as featured in the phages work reported