This episode: Bacteria have repeatedly captured and used the tails of phages to fight each other!
Download Episode (9 MB, 9.8 minutes) Show notes: Journal Paper: Hockett KL, Renner T, Baltrus DA. 2015. Independent Co-Option of a Tailed Bacteriophage into a Killing Complex in Pseudomonas. mBio 6:e00452-15.
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Thumbnail image: Cultures of Pseudomonas syringae van Hall taken from bean halo blight colonies. By: Howard F. Schwartz, The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.