TWiM 257: I have one word for you: plastics

January 12, 2022

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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3 comments on “TWiM 257: I have one word for you: plastics

  1. 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.

  2. JJackson Jan 18, 2022

    How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

  3. Rowan Langley Jan 19, 2022

    Delighted ( as a UK taxpayer) to have contributed to the research and making the paper open access