Monday, October 21, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 140 - Transposon Tunes Timely Transcription

This episode: "Selfish" jumping gene is actually helpful for its host plant's resistance to disease!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**Gut microbes may make difference in autoimmunity between males and females
**Helpful fungal symbiont prevents growth of toxin-producing fungi in potatoes (paper)
**Modified soil bacteria could treat parasite infections (paper)
**Mothers transfer good bacteria to babies through breastmilk
**Pollution-degrading bacteria are more common than was known

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