Oct 1, 2018
BacterioFiles 357 - Colossal Contagion Codes Catabolism
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This episode: A new giant virus infecting marine algae brings its own genes related to fermentation, generating energy in the absence of oxygen! Thanks to Drs. Chris Schvarcz and Grieg Steward for their contributions!

Download Episode (14 MB, 15.25 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Borrelia anserina News item Journal Paper: Schvarcz CR, Steward GF. 2018. A giant virus infecting green algae encodes key fermentation genes. Virology 518:423–433.

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