This episode: A stable community of only 7 bacteria around corn roots take on similar functions to the much more diverse soil community!
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Microbe of the episode: Corynebacterium insidiosum
Niu B, Paulson JN, Zheng X, Kolter R. 2017. Simplified and representative bacterial community of maize roots. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:E2450–E2459.
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