Monday, June 15, 2015

BacterioFiles 217 - Fungus Fortifies Fly Food

This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
  • Strategies for treating infections without antibiotics
  • Increased interest in microbes for agriculture
  • Our genetics seem to affect our gut microbiota
  • Algae farm over highway consumes CO2 from cars
  • Fly bacteria engineered to prevent sleeping sickness tranmission (paper)

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