BacterioFiles 346: Prokaryote Prey Plug Picoalgae

July 9, 2018

This episode: Very small ocean algae consume bacterial prey of a similar size to themselves by engulfing them only partially!

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Microbe of the episode: Bradyrhizobium japonicum

Journal Paper:
Kamennaya NA, Kennaway G, Fuchs BM, Zubkov MV. 2018. “Pomacytosis”—Semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cyanobacteria by the smallest marine algae. PLOS Biol 16:e2003502.

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