Monday, July 6, 2015

BacterioFiles 220 - Coliforms Cooperate by Conduit

Pande el al. 2015
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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Show notes:
News item/News item 2/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
  • If society collapsed, we could eat microbes
  • Archaea could produce useful antibacterials too
  • Tree-killing diseases can help forests be more diverse
  • Animals have taken the genes bacteria use to poison each other
  • Viruses can sometimes survive frozen for centuries (paper)

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