Wednesday, 17 May 2017 20:02

Wooden steps - TWiM 152

The bacteria that allow a giant shipworm to oxidize sulfur, and algae that live within salamander cells.

Published in TWiM

Cyanide-producing bacteria help plants grow, not by harming pathogens but by freeing up nutrients.

Published in Bacteriofiles

Viruses domesticated by parasitoid wasps have transferred wasp genes to caterpillar victims, allowing them to survive deadly infections from other viruses! This means that Monarch butterflies are effectively naturally Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Published in Bacteriofiles

How many genes can a species lose and still stay alive? It turns out, bacteria can lose just about all of them!

Published in Meet the Scientist

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