Vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

Source: Science Daily

New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, thriving, green algae pond to a vat of rotting sludge.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190722132509.htm