TWiM reveals a study showing that positive interactions among bacteria are far more common than previously thought, and how acquisition of a single gene enabled Yersinia pestis to expand the range of mammalian hosts that sustain flea-borne plague.
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Links for this episode
- Positive interactions are common among bacteria (Sci Adv)
- Expansion of mammal hosts for flea-borne plague (PLoS Path)
- Hurling fleas (TWiM #80)
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