Monday, December 16, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 147 - Clostridium Conquers Colleagues

This episode: Non-pathogenic Clostridium difficile strains can protect hamsters against their disease-causing bacterial siblings!

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

Other interesting stories:
**Forensics could observe state of bacterial activity to determine when someone died
**Microbes could be a partial living history of other forms of life
**Viruses enter and affect mammalian cells but don't cause harm
**Step toward helping more plants cooperate with nitrogen-fixing bacteria
**Engineering E. coli to produce straight-up gasoline

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