Monday, August 26, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 132 - Microbes Modify Mitochrondrial Material

This episode: Some bacterial DNA sequence seems to integrate into human cells, especially in cancerous tissue!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper/Review of animal-bacterial lateral gene transfer

Other interesting stories:
**Bacteria are important for health of corals
**Desert bacterium makes more and better bioplastic
**Fungi that can survive at negative temperatures, and how (paper)
**Crop rotation helps maintain diversity of soil community
**Gut microbes can contribute to speciation, in insects

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