Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BacterioFiles 162 - Desert Dwellers Densify Dunes

This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**How multicellular cyanobacteria communicates between cells (paper)
**Microscopic protozoa could be used instead of animals for cosmetic testing
**Slime molds are good like computers at finding best routes to different places
**Bacteria can divide into two distinct cells with different behaviors
**Students program bacteria to behave in predictable ways in given situations

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