The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses.
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This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells! Download Episode (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Many genes can be swapped in area around fungal mycelia (paper) Fungus could help control invasive tree species Dust storms can have effects by spreading fungal spores (paper) Hand bacteria differ between people in different places Microbiome manipulation seems to be rising as a medical treatment Post […]
This episode: BacterioFiles teams up with The Plant Pathology Podcast to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens! Download Episode (17.7 MB, 19.25 minutes)Show notes:Journal PaperLee et al. 2009 paper: Fusarium sometimes prevents corn smut Other interesting stories: Deep-sea vent viruses sabotage cell storage Bacteria probably could survive accidental trip to Mars Microbes that survive in petroleum could do well in […]
This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes! Download Episode (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Life history correlates with gut communities, sometimes expected and sometimes not Single bacterial species can consume multiple different organic gases Skin bacteria may affect how wounds heal Microbes kill frog-killing fungi Algae can use many wavelengths of light that plants cannot Post questions […]
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes! Download Episode (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Antibiotic treatment of certain bacterial disease associated with weight gain Knowing what is a healthy microbiome is tricky Knowing how the microbiome is related to obesity is tricky Genes for antibiotics in fungi could have come from bacteria Antibiotics could disrupt newborns' adaptation to […]
This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around? Download Episode (10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Microbes are essential and important for all life on the planet Modified virus could treat most dangerous brain cancers Microbes help inhibit worms that harm plants (paper) Trying to figure out what gut viruses people had in the 14th century (paper) Beewolves have close […]
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