Lukáš Novákjoined in Aug 15, 2016
PhD student at Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Novák has 3 breaks published.
Living without mitochondria: the downfall of one textbook truth
It was the greatest leap in evolution since the emergence of life on Earth. So-called eukaryotic cells, the building blocks of all multicellular organisms like you and me, animals, plants, fungi, and also a whole zoo of single-celled protists, evolved from a common ancestor more... click to read more
Amoebas trap bacteria using nets of DNA: the same mechanism as human immune cells
Our multicellular bodies containing trillions of cells seem to have little in common with protists, the tiny single-celled creatures inhabiting every drop of water, which spend their days eating bacteria or each other, parasitizing larger organisms or living from light. And yet, this is how... click to read more
Human gut parasite has a sinister use for its stolen genes
It is well established knowledge that bacteria routinely exchange genes between unrelated species, creating an extensive network of information flow independent of sexual reproduction. By acquiring new genes, each being a blueprint for a single protein, the bacteria gain also the functions the proteins perform... click to read more