The TWiM cohort discusses the use of antimicrobial peptides to target specific bacteria in the microbiome, and how the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia selectively kills male hosts.
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Links for this episode
- Antimicrobial peptides to modulate microbial ecology (PNAS)
- Targeting specific bacteria in the oral microbiome (Trends Micro)
- How Wolbachia kills male hosts (PLoS Biol)
- Wolbachia phage on TWiV 332
- Letters read on TWiM 109
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