Episode Summary

Bacteria rid themselves of burdensome waste by ejecting it inside little pieces of their own cell, called minicells!

Microbe of the episode

Cacao yellow mosaic virus

News discussed

Taking out the (life-threatening) garbage: Bacteria eject trash to survive

Journal Paper

Rang CU, Proenca A, Buetz C, Shi C, Chao L. 2018. Minicells as a Damage Disposal Mechanism in Escherichia coli. mSphere 3:e00428-18.

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