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Monday, 05 June 2017 12:56

Predator Permits Pathogen Penetration - BacterioFiles 296

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This episode: Tiny crustaceans eat paramecia, allowing viruses to infect algae inside them!

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Follow-up to episode 259: mass-producing worm spit healing protein

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Journal Paper:
DeLong JP, Al-Ameeli Z, Duncan G, Etten JLV, Dunigan DD. 2016. Predators catalyze an increase in chloroviruses by foraging on the symbiotic hosts of zoochlorellae. Proc Natl Acad Sci 113:13780–13784.

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Last modified on Monday, 05 June 2017 13:03
Jesse Noar

Jesse Noar is microbiologist with a PhD from North Carolina State University and Bachelor's from Cornell. Most of his research has focused on the amazing abilities and potential uses of bacteria, especially those found in soil. Jesse hosts the BacterioFiles podcast highlighting the most interesting recent microbiology research on all kinds of different microbes, part of the ASM family of podcasts. Learn more at or at