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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bug

Legionella causes about 300 infections per year in Australia.

Legionella causes about 300 infections per year in Australia.

By Michael Taylor

The public may think of Legionella as a deadly disease, but Michael Taylor sees parallels with the structure of the universe in the slimes he examines under the microscope.

Michael Taylor has been investigating the ecology of Legionella in potting mix and human-constructed environments for his PhD, which he completed at Flinders University’s School of the Environment under the supervision of Kirstin Ross and Richard Bentham.

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