TWiM 192: A Qtip for phages

January 18, 2019
Armillaria gallica

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.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter, and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#192 (30 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

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