Monday, February 3, 2014

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 153 - Social Swarmers Synchronize Cell Systems

This episode: Bacteria that swarm in the soil cooperate or compete based on one particular protein structure!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**Special bacteria could help make better-tasting rice vinegar (paper)
**Soil microbes may be essential for health of an ecosystem
**Fungi in compost actually degrade polyester somewhat (paper)
**Excellent FAQ about the human microbiome
**Bacteria in soil can inhibit diseases of wheat (paper)

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