Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like structure from a marine bacterium stimulates tubeworm metamorphosis, and reveal Ophidiomyces as a cause of snake fungal disease.
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Links for this episode
- Tubeworm metamorphosis by phage tail-like structures (Science)
- Cell enzyme becomes viral capsid protein (virology blog)
- Snake fungal disease in the laboratory (mBioi)
- Snake fungal disease in cottonmouths (PLoS Biol)
- Snake fungal disease (pdf)
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- Letters read on TWiM 120
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