Monday, October 17, 2016

BacterioFiles 272 - Parasite Prevents Pollution Poisoning

Brine shrimp Artemia
This episode: Worm parasites infecting brine shrimp help them survive better in arsenic-polluted environments!
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Show notes:
News item

Journal Paper:
Sánchez MI, Pons I, Martínez-Haro M, Taggart MA, Lenormand T, Green AJ. 2016. When Parasites Are Good for Health: Cestode Parasitism Increases Resistance to Arsenic in Brine Shrimps. PLOS Pathog 12:e1005459.

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