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A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.
Right click to download TWiM#125 (42 MB .mp3, 58 minutes).
Image: Negatively stained transmission electron micrographs of dividing M. mycoides JCVI-syn1. Cells were stained using 1% uranyl acetate on pure carbon substrate and visualized using a transmission electron microscope.