Monday, November 16, 2015

BacterioFiles 238 - Forcing Fungal Familiarization

This episode: Of genes that are similar in yeast and humans, almost half of the yeast versions are functional when replaced with the human version!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper

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  • Intercropping enriches microbes that help crop yields (paper)
  • Bacteria store energy in magnetic particles that other bacteria later take
  • Certain gut microbes are characteristic of traditional (non-urban) lifestyles (paper)
  • More study into how microbes make tasty foods

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