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Sunday, 06 August 2017 20:35

Defensive Disordered Desiccation - BacterioFiles 305

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This episode: Tardigrades have an interesting way of surviving complete drying out: by producing proteins lacking a stable structure!

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bf292tardiMicrobe of the episode: Chandipura vesiculovirus

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Journal Paper:
Boothby TC, Tapia H, Brozena AH, Piszkiewicz S, Smith AE, Giovannini I, Rebecchi L, Pielak GJ, Koshland D, Goldstein B. 2017. Tardigrades Use Intrinsically Disordered Proteins to Survive Desiccation. Mol Cell 65:975–984.e5.

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Last modified on Sunday, 06 August 2017 20:46
Jesse Noar

Jesse Noar is microbiologist with a PhD from North Carolina State University and Bachelor's from Cornell. Most of his research has focused on the amazing abilities and potential uses of bacteria, especially those found in soil. Jesse hosts the BacterioFiles podcast highlighting the most interesting recent microbiology research on all kinds of different microbes, part of the ASM family of podcasts. Learn more at or at