This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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Most of the strains used belong to the Bacillus genus and the rest are just random colorful petri dish contaminants. :-)
Author: Rositsa Tashkova, Université de Nantes, France Read More
Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
E. coli was grown on MacConkey Agar (MAC) at 37 degrees for 24 hour. MAC is a Selective and Differential media used to inhibit G+ growth and some G- bacteria as well as identify and isolate lactose fermenting G- enteric bacteria mainly Enterobacteriaceae. Strong lactose fermentation produces pi... Read More
En este episodio de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios, la Calidad microbiológica del agua en Cochabamba, Bolivia y otros temas estarán siendo discutidos con la Lic. Mercedes Iriarte, investigadora de C.A.S.A. (Centro de Aguas y Saneamiento Ambiental), de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón, en... Read More
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello
Special guest: Rob Knight
Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has... Read More
Serratia marcescens can form brilliant red colonies on LB agar due to the synthesis of the secondary metabolite prodigiosin. In the Microbiology teaching lab, we had students create pigment mutants of S. marcescens and these lovely shades of pink and white were collected for analysis. Read More
A fun little read about lichens and their impressive attributes, accompanied by some beautiful photographs. (If the use of the term "kingdom Monera" gives you cause to smirk, just ignore it and keep reading.) Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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This is a picture of the Christmas tree in the University of Colorado Hospital Microbiology Department.
The tree is adorned with homemade culture plate ornaments (one for each staff member) and topped with a stuffed Staphylococcus aureus microbe. Read More
An 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. Read More