Monday, November 3, 2014

BacterioFiles 189 - Saliva Slows Sprout Supporter

This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
  • Early-life exposure to microbes seems linked to less asthma
  • Bacteria help tomato plants tolerate salt (paper)
  • Bacteria infecting mosquitoes could control malaria transmission
  • Phages are increasingly of interest for treating infections
  • Feeding healthy mice phage causes slight immune response and nothing else (paper)

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