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BacterioFiles 356 - Beams Boost Bolstered Bacteria

BacterioFiles 356 - Beams Boost Bolstered Bacteria

This episode: Combining cells with light-absorbing nanomaterials can help tumor-targeting bacteria produce more anticancer compound! Download Episode (10.4 MB, 11.4 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Maruca vitrata nucleopolyhedrovirus Here's a paper I found that actually shows carbon dot nanomaterials enhancing bacterial nitrogen fixation Journal Paper: Zheng D-W, Chen Y, Li Z-H, Xu L, Li C-X, Li B, Fan J-X, Cheng S-X, Zhang X-Z. 2018. Optically-controlled bacterial metabolite for cancer therapy. Nat Commun 9:1680. Other interesting stories: Viruses infect marine algae, which release shells into air and affect clouds   Email questions or comments to bacteriofiles at gmail dot com. Thanks for listening! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, RSS, Google Play. Support the show at Patreon, or check out the show at Twitter or Facebook