Monday, March 16, 2015

BacterioFiles 206 - Mollusc Maneuvers Microbe Machines to Macerate Maples

Shipworm, in or out of wood.
O'Connor et al, 2014.
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!

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