Monday, June 5, 2017

BacterioFiles 296 - Predator Permits Pathogen Penetration

Cyclopoid copepod
This episode: Tiny crustaceans eat paramecia, allowing viruses to infect algae inside them!

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Show notes:
Follow-up to episode 259: mass-producing worm spit healing protein

News item

Journal Paper:
DeLong JP, Al-Ameeli Z, Duncan G, Etten JLV, Dunigan DD. 2016. Predators catalyze an increase in chloroviruses by foraging on the symbiotic hosts of zoochlorellae. Proc Natl Acad Sci 113:13780–13784.

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