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: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes! Download Episode (9.75 MB, 10.6 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Algae in low light can switch quantum light harvesting on or off Fecal transplants continue to seem like a great treatment for gut community imbalance Good gut microbe community seems important for survival after stem cell transplant Microbes on ocean plastic could have good and bad effects Bacteria could help […]
This episode: Engineered phages can both kill bacteria and disrupt their communications! Download Episode (14.8 MB, 16.2 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Tiny microbes affect temperature by how much sunlight is reflected off ice Bacteria could help clean uranium from aquifers Fungus can kill poison ivy Differences found in gut microbes between children with or without diabetes Using viruses to understand tiny physics better Post questions or comments here or […]
This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva! Download Episode (5.4 MB, 5.9 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Early-life exposure to microbes seems linked to less asthma Bacteria help tomato plants tolerate salt (paper) Bacteria infecting mosquitoes could control malaria transmission Phages are increasingly of interest for treating infections Feeding […]
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 […]
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