Sunday, September 15, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 135 - Prodigious Pandora Particles Perceived

This episode: New giant virus discovered, with a genome larger than that of some eukaryotes!

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Show notes:
News item 1/News item 2/News item 3/News item 4/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**Using bacteria as factories to produce drugs, originally found in plants, cheaply
**Ocean bacteria can "see" by sensing the color of light and adjusting their behavior
**Though many gut viruses are stable, some change rapidly over time
**Reducing need for fertilizer by creating artificial plant-bacteria symbioses
**Fungal symbionts help plants tolerate heat and drought (paper)

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