This episode: A new giant virus infecting marine algae brings its own genes related to fermentation, generating energy in the absence of oxygen!
This episode: A new giant virus has genes for a surprisingly complete system of protein synthesis!
This episode: Very small ocean algae consume bacterial prey of a similar size to themselves by engulfing them only partially!
This episode: Learning about endosymbionts by comparing bacteria living inside eukaryotes to their free-living cousins!
This episode: Tiny crustaceans eat paramecia, allowing viruses to infect algae inside them!
Slime molds have special cells that capture and kill bacteria using traps made of DNA!