Monday, March 23, 2015

BacterioFiles 207 - Microbe Messages Mire Malaria Movement

Green fluorescence shows α-gal expression
Yilmaz et al. 2014
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

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