Monday, March 2, 2015

BacterioFiles 204 - Animalcules Assist Agave Amino Accumulation

Dr. Jim White
This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
  • Certain gut bacteria associated with lower risk of food allergy in mice
  • Bacteria produce antifungal compounds, could protect crops (paper)
  • Plant partner microbes knock on roots to signal their presence
  • Microbes in your home form unique community, move with you to new locations
  • Bacteria interfere with wine fermentation via prions

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