Monday, May 18, 2015

BacterioFiles 215 - Plasmid Pirates Piezophile Particles

Credit: AJC
This episode: Deep-sea thermophile bacteriophage is pirated by another scurvy genetic element!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper

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