The non-Ghostbusing Venkman: a virus that “eats” marine bacteria

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Inspiration Dissemination

Have you ever considered that a virus that eats bacteria could potentially have an effect on global carbon cycling? No? Me neither. Yet, our guest this week, Dr. Holger Buchholz, a postdoctoral researcher at OSU, taught me just that! Holger, who works with Drs. Kimberly Halsey and Stephen Giovannoni in OSU’s Department of Microbiology, is trying to understand how a bacteriophage (a bacteria-eating virus), called Venkman, impacts the metabolism of marine bacterial strains in a clade called OM43.

Hosted by Lisa Hildebrand and Miriam F. Lipton

Check out the ID Blog here: https://blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/2022/05/20/the-non-ghostbusting-venkman-a-virus-that-eats-marine-bacteria/