This episode: Bacteria rid themselves of burdensome waste by ejecting it inside little pieces of their own cell, called minicells!
Download Episode (11 MB, 12 minutes)
Microbe of the episode: Cacao yellow mosaic virus
Rang CU, Proenca A, Buetz C, Shi C, Chao L. 2018. Minicells as a Damage Disposal Mechanism in Escherichia coli. mSphere 3:e00428-18.
Other interesting stories:
- Gut microbe can help protect mice from colon cancer (paper)
- Microbes living in super-dry desert couldn’t survive excess rain
Post questions or comments here or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
Subscribe at iTunes or Google Play, support the show at Patreon, or check out the show at Twitter, or Facebook