This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva!
(5.4 MB, 5.9 minutes)
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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This episode: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!
(12.3 MB, 13.4 minutes)
This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around?
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
This episode: Ambient temperature seems to affect how much insect bacteria can interfere with transmission of malaria!
(7.85 MB, 8.5 minutes)
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.
Watch the pilot episode of BioFilms in which we explore some creepy microbes just in time for Halloween. Learn how algae can suffocate a pond of all its life, discover the vampire bacterium known as Vampirococcus who literally sucks the life out its victims, and watch out for those sweet Hall... Read More
Uno de los patógenos más importantes en América Latina y seguramente el mundo entero, el rotavirus, es discutido en este episodio de La Radio El Mundo de los Microbios. La Prof. Delfina Urbina, con una larga trayectoria en diferentes áreas de la Microbiología nos visita hoy. Fué Profesora Tit... Read More
A pink-pigmented strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is shown in the picture. This was photographed in University of Colorado Hospital's clinical lab by the microbiology department. The organism is shown on Mueller-Hinton agar for Kirby-Bauer sensitivity testing.
The pigment pyorubin is responsi... Read More
This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!
(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)
Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
This episode: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!
(9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)
This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: More distantly related bacteria can help each other grow (and produce lots of hydrogen) by temporarily fusing with each other!
(12.7 MB, 13.9 minutes)