BacterioFiles 267 - Crust Color Cooks Communities

BacterioFiles 267 - Crust Color Cooks Communities

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This episode: Cyanobacteria in biocrusts produce pigments that heat their surroundings up to 10 degrees hotter! Download Episode (7 MB, 7.6 minutes) Show notes: News item Journal Paper: Couradeau E, Karaoz U, Lim HC, Nunes da Rocha U, Northen T, Brodie E, Garcia-Pichel F. 2016. Bacteria increase arid-land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens. Nat Commun 7:10373. Other interesting stories: Engineering better bioplastic production from bacteria Groups of bacteria can ... See More

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