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I'm a microbiology PhD from North Carolina State University who finds microbes continually fascinating. I'm working on ways to see just how good for us bacteria can be, and in order to share my enthusiasm for discoveries made by others or myself, I created BacterioFiles.

Back in early 2009 when science podcasts first caught my interest, I looked around to see if I could find any up-to-date podcasts that were focused on microbiology. There were a few, but they mostly seemed to focus on the negative aspects of bacteria or viruses that cause disease. I wanted news about how important bacteria and other microbes are, in our bodies, in the environment, and even in our technology, as well as how interesting and diverse they can be. So my path was clear: I had to fill the niche.

That path led to the creation of BacterioFiles, the podcast for microbe lovers, dedicated to promoting the exploration of the mostly-invisible world that is all around us.

Newly discovered giant viruses almost build their own replication machinery instead of using their host's!

Sunday, 03 September 2017 21:53

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Fungi living in plants could protect them from ants that cut up their leaves to feed their own fungal gardens!

Eukaryotic ocean microbes have surprisingly diverse and complex ballistic weapons!

A stable community of only 7 bacteria around corn roots take on similar functions to the much more diverse soil community!

Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!

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

Viruses infecting cyanobacteria can produce proteins that actually help their host capture light better!

Sunday, 23 July 2017 18:36

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Roundworms in soil can carry with them bacteria they eat to grow new food, like farmers!

Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!

Ancient microbes built underwater structures that look like sunken, ancient cities.

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