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Sun, 30th Mar 2014

eLife Episode 10: Radiation, Anti-aphrodisiacs and Glowing Squid

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In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about the mating habits of flies, radiation resistance in bacteria, how insects learned to smell, and the Hawaiian bobtail squid...

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  • 00:41 - Vive la résistance

    Single mutations in three genes can increase the ability of E. coli to survive ionizing radiation by a factor of 1000.

  • 06:13 - Buzz off: anti-aphrodisiacs in flies

    Male flies rub chemicals called TAGs onto female flies during mating to make them less attractive to other males.

 

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