Monday, January 27, 2014

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 152 - Scientists Subjugate Circadian Cycles

This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**Possible association between some of your genes and your gut bacteria
**Bacteria could help get more copper from mines
**Feeding soil microbes is important (PDF)
**Developing engineered biotech bacteria that can sense and respond better to toxic metabolites
**Bacteria use energy-sucking proteins to form ice crystals that punch entry holes into plants

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