281: Microbes Making Jet Fuel
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TWiM explains the synthesis in bacteria of new energy-dense biofuels that can replace rocket and jet fuels, and the use of nanopore sequencing to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients with serious infections.
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Links for this episode:
Biosynthesis of high energy biofuels (Joule)
Polyketide synthases in bacteria (PNAS)
Sequencing for diagnosis of serious infections (mBio)
Nanopore sequencing video (YouTube)
Emerging human pathogen Kodamaea ohmeri (Front. Micro)
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