This episode: Intricate networks of tunnels in garnet gemstones seem to have come from tunneling microorganisms!
Thanks to Magnus Ivarsson for his contribution!
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Microbe of the episode: Streptomyces griseosporeus
Ivarsson M, Skogby H, Phichaikamjornwut B, Bengtson S, Siljeström S, Ounchanum P, Boonsoong A, Kruachanta M, Marone F, Belivanova V, Holmström S. 2018. Intricate tunnels in garnets from soils and river sediments in Thailand – Possible endolithic microborings. PLOS ONE 13:e0200351.
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