Monday, June 30, 2014

BacterioFiles 172 - Sunlight-Snackers Seize Sparks

This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!

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

Other interesting stories:

  • Plants and their associated root microbes seem to evolve together (paper)
  • What was thought to be pigments in fossil feathers might actually have been bacteria
  • Yeast cells help understand how Alzheimer's drug works in humans
  • Bacteria help plants clean up metal-contaminated soils
  • Understanding how bacteria colonize our bodies

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