Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel Griffin to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.
This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva!
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Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes!
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Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.
Vincent and Dickson discuss how malaria parasites induce odors in their rodent hosts that attract mosquitoes.
This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
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This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.
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
Have you ever wondered why mozzarella bubbling and stretching between pizza slices is so different from the earthy flavors of blue-veined gorgonzola? The diversity of cheeses we love are created by encouraging and manipulating the growth of specific microbes. The American Socie... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.
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
This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around?
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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.
Vibrio cholerae was isolated in the capital city Kathmandu , where as it causes cholerae endemic in certain remote parts in the country every year . Vibrio cholerae O1 ogawa serotype was isolated and identified after growth in TCBS agar and subcultured on HIA plate and performed oxidase test (+... Read More