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.

Published in TWiM

Students at Southside High School (San Antonio) sent a microbiology experiment up to the International Space Station (ISS).

Published in microTalk

Figuring out the best way to study the spread of a fungus that kills an invasive tree-eating caterpillar pest!

Published in Bacteriofiles
Friday, 30 March 2018 03:04

Gee whiz in style - TWiM 173

The humongouest fungus, and a commensal bacterium that protects against skin neoplasia.

Published in TWiM

Dr. Alspaugh discusses fungal infections and the development of treatments and cures, his involvement in training mycologists at Woods Hole in Massachusetts, and how physician-patient interaction influences the research in his laboratory. 

Published in microTalk

Why did a giant fungus inspire Stephen Jay Gould to quote Walt Whitman’s “I contain multitudes” way back in 1992?

Published in Microbial Sciences

The zombie fungus, Ophicordyceps unilateralis, hides deep within tropical rainforests and parasitizes upon ants from the Camponotini tribe. They turn ants into fungus-producing machines by manipulating gene expression that alter the ant’s sensory response, musculature, and nervous system.

Published in Microbial Sciences

A fungus destroying salamanders in Europe, and genes for flagella in intracellular bacteria.

Published in TWiM

Ants have learned to farm 50 million years ago, way before humans did. Their crop of choice? Fungus.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Fungi and fungal infections, and the difficulty of identifying new anti-fungal drugs.

Published in microTalk
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