This episode: Protein bags of gas in bacteria could help make ultrasound imaging more versatile!
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Microbe of the episode: Cronobacter virus Esp2949-1
Bourdeau RW, Lee-Gosselin A, Lakshmanan A, Farhadi A, Kumar SR, Nety SP, Shapiro MG. 2018. Acoustic reporter genes for noninvasive imaging of microorganisms in mammalian hosts. Nature 553:86–90.
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