HGT between pathogenic and commensal gut bacteria

Happy New Year! We’re getting the HMBJC up and running again this year with a presentation by Graduate student Julie Kaiser on horizontal gene transfer between pathogenic and commensal bacteria in the gut microbiome.  Come on out to HSC 3N50 this Thursday, February 2nd at 3:30pm for some lively discussion on the topic.  Hope to see you there!

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2 Responses to HGT between pathogenic and commensal gut bacteria

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