The TWiM team reveals an extremely low rate of mutation in a 2500 year old, 185 acre fungus in Michigan, and how a host-produced quorum sensing autoinducer controls the phage switch between lysis and lysogeny.
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- Huge fungus is 2500 years old (Proc Roy Soc B)
- Humongous fungus (Wikipedia)
- Host-produced autoinducer controls phage (Cell)
- These bacteria are bugged (virology blog)L
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