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: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food! Download Episode (21.6 MB, 23.6 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Archaea seem to be producing vitamin B12 in oceans Tree microbiomes differ between species like animals' Some bacteria can help plants form root nodules better (paper) Biofilms can be useful materials for different things, like sticking to steel Electricity from microbe metabolism could power waste treatment Post questions […]
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria! Download Episode (10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Gut bacteria help immune responses even in the lungs (of mice) Conductive bacteria can encase themselves in uranium Discovering and prepping bacteria to degrade environmental pollutants Using bacteria to reduce arsenic toxicity in rice Soil fungi protect potatoes from parasites Post questions or […]
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills! Download Episode (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Swimming alga Euglena could help treat iron overdose (paper) Bacteria in bees could produce useful antimicrobials Tough bacteria could help make nuclear waste storage safer Learning about ancient cultures from their fossilized feces (paper) Using phages to make wastewater treatment better Post […]
This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera! Download Episode (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Gut microbes make lots of chemicals; some inhibit pathogens (paper) Bacteria produce inhibitors of fungal crop pathogens (paper) Phages could make pathogens less able to infect, in addition to killing them Recycling diapers by growing mushrooms in them Not ethanol, or butanol: now, biopropane Post questions or comments here or […]
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 […]
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