In the second episode of Season 2, Alexa Cohn and Jonathan Sogin take us through two new papers detailing a novel operon structure and antibiotic resistance mechanism. For molecular and non-molecular biologists alike, this episode is sure to bring out the science in Food Science. But, it’s not all about science – Alexa tries painting and Jonathan attempts karate; they definitely won’t be quitting their day jobs anytime soon.
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Duval, Mélodie, Daniel Dar, Filipe Carvalho, Eduardo P. C. Rocha, Rotem Sorek, and Pascale Cossart. 2018. ‘HflXr, a homolog of a ribosome-splitting factor, mediates antibiotic resistance’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115: 13359-64.