Monday, June 13, 2016

BacterioFiles 255 - Colonizer Controls Carrier Cultivation

Amoeba spores with bacteria inside
DiSalvo et al. 2015
This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
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Show notes:
News item

Journal Paper:
DiSalvo S, Haselkorn TS, Bashir U, Jimenez D, Brock DA, Queller DC, Strassmann JE. 2015. Burkholderia bacteria infectiously induce the proto-farming symbiosis of Dictyostelium amoebae and food bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci 112:E5029–E5037.

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    1. names of the scientists involved?

      1. Susanne DiSalvo, Tamara Haselkorn, Usman Bashir, Daniela Jimenez, Debra Brock, David Queller, and Joan Strassmann