Monday, November 9, 2015

BacterioFiles 237 - Proving Protist Predation Parentage

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!

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Show notes:
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