Can bacteria affect the sex life of animals?

01 September 2017
Presented by Stevie Bain.



Can bacteria influence the sex life of animals? Well, a serendipitous discovery made by researchers at UC Berkeley and Harvard University suggests they can.  Stevie Bain spoke to researcher Jon Clardy about this bacterial aphrodisiac and how it works in the closest living relative of animals, the single-celled choanoflagellates. 


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