Sunday, February 10, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 113 - Bdelloids Derive Different Domains' DNA

This episode: Bdelloid rotifers borrow genetic material from all over the place!

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Show notes:
News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**Model suggests we might actively enable growth of beneficial gut microbes
**Predatory bacteria can even feed on their prey's storage polymers (paper)
**Plants' symbiotic bacteria can control their production of insect toxins and only produce when needed (paper)
**More bacteria than thought can get rid of potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide
**Marine algae engineered to produce biofuels like fresh-water algae

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