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TWiM #101: The MRSA in your home

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

TWiM #89: Microbial handoffs

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

Striking photo shows all the bacteria on an 8-year-old's hand (Today.com)

Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish. The photo has been getting lots of buzz after his mom posted it on MicrobeWorld last week.

Tasha Sturm, who works as a microbiology lab tech at Cabrillo College ... Read More

This is how I commit to Microbial Supremacy!

It's true that I adore microbiology, and I am lucky to teach it each year to my micronauts. So it was time to commit. Here is my second "Microbial Supremacy" tattoo! The artwork is by Peggy Muddles (http://www.redbubble.com/people/thevexedmuddler/works/15659350-microbial-badass-tattoo-full-co... Read More

TWiM #108: Vaccine in the time of cholera

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

MWV95 - The Power of Fungal Genetics

Final Cover ImageASM's Cultures magazine traveled to Colombia to speak ... Read More

TWiM #96: A lean, mean sequencing machine

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Special guest: Rob Knight

Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has... Read More

BacterioFiles 221 - Co-culture Close Contact, Cats, and Cockerels

This episode: More distantly related bacteria can help each other grow (and produce lots of hydrogen) by temporarily fusing with each other!

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BacterioFiles 224 - Super Small Cells

This episode: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!

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TWiM #107: The battle in your bladder

Vincent and Michael discuss the highly diverse microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians, and how the composition of human urine plays a role in the bat... Read More

Christmas tree :-)

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

MWV Episode 89 - The Water Supply

Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms ... Read More

TWiM #97: There’s gold in them hills

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

TWiV 313: With viruses like these, who needs enemas?


Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Read More

TWiP 83: Hidden costs of infection

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.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Read More

MWV Episode 92 - Ebola: On the Front Lines

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has sickened over 14,000 people and has killed over 5,100. Health workers from around the world are attempting to halt this deadly disease. On November 19th, the American Society for Microbiology featured two of these health workers, Dr. Joseph ... Read More

TWiP 93: A fishy tale unfolds

 Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve their fishy tale, and present a new case study for your consumption.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Read More

TWiP 94: Loa hanging fruit

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve the case about the man from El Salvador, and discuss the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors to treat onchocerciasis and filariasis.

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Serratia flowers

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

"E. coli Happens"

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
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