Monday, August 19, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 131 - Stacking Sucker Symbionts

This episode: Some insects have bacterial symbionts with super-small genomes inside their cells, and some of these symbionts have their own internal bacterial symbionts!

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Show notes:
News item 1/News item 2/News item 3/Journal Paper

Crowdfunding opportunity to help clean up the environment with microbes

Other interesting stories:
**Making art with plates of glowing bacteria
**Predatory bacteria seem to be helpful for treating eye infections
**Bacteria floating all around the earth, could help with climate
**Making bioplastic polymers is important even in bacterium-insect symbioses (paper)
**New strains of bacteria could make better biofuels

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