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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.

This episode: Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, a predatory bacterium that feeds on Chlorella algae, is currently lost from science, but its genome has been sequenced and interpreted anyway, to reveal a surprising family history!

(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)

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Journal Paper

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This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!

(8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)

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Paywalled news item/Journal Paper

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This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!

(12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper
The Dunn lab
Books

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Monday, 19 October 2015 02:00

BacterioFiles 234 - Phone, Floor Phylum Forensics

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This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!

(5.4 MB, 5.8 minutes)

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News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper

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This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!

(8.15 MB, 8.8 minutes)

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Journal Paper

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This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!

(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper

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Monday, 28 September 2015 02:00

BacterioFiles 231 - Creating Cancer-Killing Cultures

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This episode: Engineering Salmonella strains that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones alone!

(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper

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This episode: Bacteria in and around plants can help fertilizer them, even in non-legume plants!

(11.1 MB, 12.15 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper

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Monday, 14 September 2015 02:00

BacterioFiles 229 - Spore-formers Stimulate Serotonin

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This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!

(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper

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Monday, 07 September 2015 11:25

BacterioFiles 228 - Bacteria Beat Bat Blight

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This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!

(7 MB, 7.6 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper

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