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Monday, 29 May 2017 08:50

Fly Ferries Fungus Feebleness - BacterioFiles 295

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This episode: Fungus-eating flies transfer viruses that help make fungi less harmful to plants!

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Another example of viruses doing weird things in this fungus

Journal Paper:
Liu S, Xie J, Cheng J, Li B, Chen T, Fu Y, Li G, Wang M, Jin H, Wan H, Jiang D. 2016. Fungal DNA virus infects a mycophagous insect and utilizes it as a transmission vector. Proc Natl Acad Sci 113:12803–12808.

 

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