This episode: Some bacteria living around plants can become pathogenic just by gaining a few genes!
Thanks to Skylar Fuller for her contribution!
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Microbe of the episode: Alternanthera yellow vein betasatellite
Savory EA, Fuller SL, Weisberg AJ, Thomas WJ, Gordon MI, Stevens DM, Creason AL, Belcher MS, Serdani M, Wiseman MS, Grünwald NJ, Putnam ML, Chang JH. 2017. Evolutionary transitions between beneficial and phytopathogenic Rhodococcus challenge disease management. eLife 6:e30925.
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