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: Scientists engineered E. coli to seek and destroy pathogens! Download Episode (10 MB, 11 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Soil microbes are very important for plants Bacteria tolerate fluoride by having really weird transporter proteins Bacteria-produced silk could shield medicinal proteins until they're needed Researchers discover very small marine microbe Pest insects team up with bacteria to avoid plant defenses […]
This episode: Gut bacteria may convert cortisol into important human hormones! Download Episode (6 MB, 6.5 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Frozen microbes could possibly survive a fall from outer space to Earth Infecting fungus creates zombie ants Importance of bacteria recognized even 120 years ago Using microbes to generate electricity by breaking down wastewater Newly discovered eukaryotic microbe helps show what doesn't make multicellular organisms […]
This episode: Bacteria could reduce mercury's toxicity in their environment! Download Episode (6.5 MB, 7 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Symbiotic bacteria help plant pests trick their host plants Finding ancient organisms in Antarctic ice Immune system regulates skin microbe communities (paper) Panda gut microbes could be pretty good for cellulose biofuel production Cold doesn't seem to prevent microbes from eating polluting hydrocarbons Post questions or […]
This episode: Gut parasites may fight each other to infect! Download Episode (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Fungus-bacterium community does well producing biofuel from cellulose (paper) Improving microbes' ability to generate electricity Cyanobacterium can produce 5 different biofuels Sequencing-based community sampling may overestimate microbial diversity (paper) Bacteria could help harvest biofuel algae by clumping them together […]
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