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: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer! Download Episode (17.5 MB, 19.15 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Certain gut bacteria associated with lower risk of food allergy in mice Bacteria produce antifungal compounds, could protect crops (paper) Plant partner microbes knock on roots to signal their presence Microbes in your home form unique community, move with you to new […]
This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants! Download Episode (6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Amphibian skin bacteria can fight deadly infectious fungus (paper) Human skin fungus surprisingly found in harsh ocean environments Using bacteria to remove stinky compounds from wastewater Making painkillers from microbes instead of plants Fungal parasites only influence behavior of their specific […]
This episode: Programming bacteria to sense and keep genomic records of environmental inputs! Download Episode (15.9 MB, 17.4 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Biocontrol fungus responds offensively to plant pathogen (paper) Fungi that zombify ants lurk in wait outside ant colony for fresh victims We need caution interpreting microbiome data Algal viruses can have big impact on algal blooms, and thus on CO2 Some cyanobacteria can grow using […]
This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic! Download Episode (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Soil bacterium spores could treat tumors when injected In mice, antibiotics early in life disrupt metabolism Figuring out what our microbiome does in the body after we die (paper) Microbes affect geological formations in caves Insect gut microbes may be good source of new antibiotics Post questions or […]
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