The microbophiles investigate the ratio of bacterial to human cells in our bodies, and how placing solar panels on a bacterium enables it to carry out photosynthesis.
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Links for this episode
- Revised estimates of human and bacterial cells in the body (biorxiv)
- Power of ten (Small Things Considered)
- Solar-to-chemical production in bacteria (Science)
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiM 119
Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.
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