This episode: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!
(12.3 MB, 13.4 minutes)
Culturing microbes on nutrient plate and testing for different kind of microbes on specific environment areas. This inoculated nutrient plate that was left for a period of 14 days showed the present of a few different kind of fungus species. It’s common to think that the human palm contains more... Read More
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)
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
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.
This episode: Ambient temperature seems to affect how much insect bacteria can interfere with transmission of malaria!
(7.85 MB, 8.5 minutes)
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
Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!
(5.4 MB, 5.8 minutes)
The TWiPanosomes solve the case about the Young Woman who Went to Belize, and relate how sandfly saliva skews the immune response and increases risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Hosts: Read More
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)
This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!
(9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)