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: Gut bacteria in Mojave desert woodrats help them detoxify and eat toxic creosote bushes! Download Episode (10 MB, 10.8 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: It can be hard to recover a good microbiota Aphids' bacterial symbionts can activate plant defenses against aphids Probiotic bacterial strain could protect against cadmium toxicity (paper) Predatory bacteria can prey on pathogens (paper) Microbes can prevent some species from […]
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts! Download Episode (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Play classic video games with live microbes Bacterial polysaccharides could make better low-fat products Getting rid of H. pylori could be associated with obesity Bacteria fight against bad fungal infection of rice Converting plant parts directly into ethanol Post questions or comments here or email […]
This episode: Gut microbes can be different even in genetically identical mice in similar conditions! Download Episode (7.4 MB, 8 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Bacteria could make building materials using less energy Even in placenta bacteria can be important for health Seeing if algae (and thus, plants) can survive in space Bacteria can make plastic out of methane gas Some fungi could adapt to Mars-like conditions within a few days (paper) Post questions or […]
This episode: Antibiotic-degrading probiotics protect mouse gut microbes from hostile pathogen takeover after antibiotic treatment! Download Episode (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Insect bacterial symbionts can pass to offspring through sperm (paper) Studying human history thru microbes in fossilized feces Fungi can clean up composting-resistant pollutants in soil Microbes could make useful product from industrial wastewater Bacterial […]
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