Monday, December 9, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 146 - Engineered Escherichia Eliminates Enemies

This episode: Scientists engineered E. coli to seek and destroy pathogens!

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

Other interesting stories:
**Soil microbes are very important for plants
**Bacteria tolerate fluoride by having really weird transporter proteins
**Bacteria-produced silk could shield medicinal proteins until they're needed
**Researchers discover very small marine microbe
**Pest insects team up with bacteria to avoid plant defenses (paper)

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