Monday, April 4, 2016

BacterioFiles 246 - Prowling Protist Predator Packs

This episode: Amoebas in soil gang up on and eat much larger roundworms!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper
Video of amoebas eating worm
Discussion on This Week in Microbiology

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