Monday, June 26, 2017

BacterioFiles 299 - Predator Pops Polymer Producers

Bdellovibrio attacking prey
Iebba et al., Front Microbiol 2014
This episode: Using predatory bacteria to extract valuable bioplastics from other bacteria!

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Journal Paper:
Martínez V, Herencias C, Jurkevitch E, Prieto MA. 2016. Engineering a predatory bacterium as a proficient killer agent for intracellular bio-products recovery: The case of the polyhydroxyalkanoates. Sci Rep 6:24381.

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