This episode: Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus
, a predatory bacterium that feeds on Chlorella
algae, is currently lost from science, but its genome has been sequenced and interpreted anyway, to reveal a surprising family history!
(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)
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