Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson.
Vincent, Michael, and Michele discuss how a Staphylococcus aureus superantigen is critical for pathogenesis in a rabbit model, and the relationship of body odor to the axilla microbiome.
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Is there something about a bacterial membrane that makes it unstable when bent as sharply as a vesicle (or NC) requires? The NC doesn't need for it to remain whole for long.
As an aside, how does the virion construct its outermost membrane? De novo, or by pinching off a bit of the host? If the former, could this be the fabled membranosynthesis of song and Talmudic query?
Posted by: Nathan Myers | September 10, 2013 at 05:12 PM