Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BacterioFiles 182 - Chloroplast Colonizers' Contradictory Conflicts

This episode: BacterioFiles teams up with The Plant Pathology Podcast to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper
Lee et al. 2009 paper: Fusarium sometimes prevents corn smut

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