Monday, July 31, 2017

BacterioFiles 304 - Phages Facilitate Photosynthesis

Prochlorococcus marinus
This episode: Viruses infecting cyanobacteria can produce proteins that actually help their host capture light better!

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Show notes:
Microbe of the episode: Pseudomonas asplenii

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Journal Paper:
Gasper R, Schwach J, Hartmann J, Holtkamp A, Wiethaus J, Riedel N, Hofmann E, Frankenberg-Dinkel N. 2017. Distinct Features of Cyanophage-encoded T-type Phycobiliprotein Lyase ΦCpeT: The Role of Auxiliary Metabolic Genes. J Biol Chem 292:3089–3098.

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