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Mark O. Martin

Henry, I was so happy to see you in the pages of this blog, and delighted with the subject matter. It's always a fun challenge to determine "prey preference" in Bdellovibrio in a reliable and Bdellovibrio-based fashion (as opposed to measurement of prey cells, which can be confounded by prey death rates). The thing I worry most about in predator studies is how different the BALO or Bdellovibrio per prey cell ratios are in nature, compared to our culture flasks.

For the general reader, some of Dr. Williams' own work addresses this in an elegant and "natural world" fashion (such as this reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22461907).

Such a fun topic! Thanks again to Henry and to Elio and company.

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