Friday, 05 October 2018 13:48

Crypto-metamorphosis - TWiM 186

The involvement of a microbiome in snail metamorphosis, and using Listeria to kill tumors.

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Friday, 21 September 2018 17:16

There’s no moa Moa - TWiM 185

The increasing tolerance of Enterococcus to handwash alcohols, and how the study of DNA in ancient dung reveals the diet and parasite burden of extinct New Zealand birds.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 23:37

CRISPR-Cas immune systems - TWiM 184

Sam Sternberg discusses his work on exploring and exploiting CRISPR-Cas immune systems, beginning as a graduate student with Jennifer Doudna, at a biotech start-up, and in his laboratory at Columbia University.

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:29

Two symbioses - TWiM 183

Discussion of two symbioses: a parasitoid bacterium of a heterotrophic protist, and fungal parasites in cicadas.

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How to test antimicrobial susceptibility in less than 30 minutes, and a carbonate-sensitive phytotransferrin in diatoms that controls iron uptake. 

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John Warhol talks about state microbes, the Periodic Table of the Microbes, and why microbiology is cooler than astrophysics.

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Friday, 29 June 2018 01:33

Viable but not culturable - TWiM 179

Aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an ocean-atmosphere mesocosm, and how the common practice of decontaminating produce with chlorine produces viable but non-culturable pathogens.

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Recorded at ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, TWiM talks to Christina Kellogg talks about her career and her research on coral microbial ecology.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 22:37

Microbial sibling conflict - TWiM 177

Bacteriophage evolution in a dairy plant, and killing of less fit cells among social microbes.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:19

Elio has lots of colanic acid - TWiM 176

The passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and how the microbiome can make worms live longer.

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