Monday, August 24, 2015

BacterioFiles 226 - Deep Dwellers Diversify

This episode: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
  • Super-slow-growing bacteria may evolve without reproducing
  • Human gut bacterium is especially able to digest yeast cell walls
  • Soil fungi can convert uranium to more recoverable insoluble form (paper)
  • Viruses may have helped human brain develop through history
  • Accessory genes make each bacterial strain unique

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