I am adapting Microorganisms Resistant to Free-Living Amoebae by Gilbert Greub and Didier Raoult for the microscope. It’s a cross beween The Wild One and Fantastic Voyage.
Here’s a plot summary:
Neil, a free-living amoeba blissfully feeds on bacteria, fungi, and algae when suddenly an amoeba-resistant microorganism, Bruce, and an emerging pathogen named Jen forever disturb his stable host-parasite ratio.
Will Neil save Jen and end up playing a role in the selection of virulence traits and become a useful tool for the culture of some intracellular bacteria and new bacterial species? Coming soon to a lab near you.