Monday, April 20, 2015

BacterioFiles 211 - Stenotrophomonas Summons Snare-Setting Saviors

Fungal trap
Wang et al. 2014
This episode: Bacteria in soil signal to fungi to save them from predatory roundworms!

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News blog/Journal Paper

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