On this episode of TWiM, how phages prevent other phages from invading their hosts without blocking their own reproduction, and plastic-degrading potential of microbes across the Earth.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt
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Links for this episode:
- Prophages encode phage-defense systems with cognate self-immunity (Cell Host Microbe)
- Prophages self-destruct to eliminate competitors (Cell Host Microbe)
- Plastic-degrading potential across global microbiome (mBio)
- Plastics in our foods (ENV media)
Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.
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Where are the show notes? Certainly not here! The host put things in the show notes, but where are they? A month old discussion and still very incomplete. Get well Vincent.
How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft
Delighted ( as a UK taxpayer) to have contributed to the research and making the paper open access