Bacillus subtilis

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In this episode, we raise the blinds on an invisible world that’s all around us: the realm of bacteria. Don’t reach for the antibacterial gel just yet. Roberto Kolter of Harvard explains the relationship between one bacterium, Bacillus subtilis, and the majestic trees outside his office windows at Harvard Medical School. There’s a lot going on, down among the roots.

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Image Credit: Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School

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