At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Vincent speaks with Susan, Colin, and Gary about the work of their laboratories on parvoviruses, influenza viruses, and coronaviruses that infect dogs, cats, horses and other mammals.
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Close up of a white fungal contaminants seen on Bile Esculin agar (BEA) after several montha at refrigerated temperature. The BEA agar did turn black indicating esculin hydrolysis. Read More
Several recently published mBio studies describe new mechanisms of intrinsic antibiotic resistance. These mechanisms may themselves become therapeutic targets to broaden the application of currently available drugs. Read More
Simon Anthony has spent his scientific career studying viruses and their impact on health. In the United Kingdom, where he is from, he investigated viruses of agricultural significance. Then, at the San Diego Zoo, he focused on the microbes of wildlife. Currently, at Columbia University’s Mailma... Read More
Though it's been less covered by major news outlets, Zika is still an important research topic. Scientists are working hard to understand Zika virus biology, transmission, and treatment. We round up the latest research reports on this still-emerging disease. Read More
This was a swab taken form the bottom of a shoe incubated for 48 hrs at 37 degrees C then held at room temp for 48 hrs then held at refrigerated temp's. A variety of colony morphology is seen, rhizoid, mucoid, etc. Image taken using transmitted light. Read More
Seveal fungal contaminants seen on Bile Esculin agar (BEA) after several montha at refrigerated temperature. The BEA agar did turn black indicating esculin hydrolysis. Read More
This is a primer on the mycorrhizae, the association of plant roots and fungi. An outstanding review article on this subject has recently appeared, authored by four Frenchmen and one American: F. Martin, A. Kohler, C. Murat, C. Veneault-Fourrey, and D. S. Hibbett. I found reading it both excit... Read More
The TWiM team speaks with Pat Schloss about assigning sequence data to operational taxonomic units, and his experience with mSphere Direct, a new way of submitting papers for publication.
The TWiVome discuss the blood virome of 8,420 humans, and thoroughly geek out on a paper about the number of parental viruses in a plaque.
Please submit your best bacterial masterpiece to the American Society for Microbiology's annual Agar Art contest!
Shown here is Vibrio fischeri grown on extra salty LB that was stategically dyed purple with Crystal Violet and accentuated with colored markers. Read More
Embryonated egg of Ascaris lumbricoides. (Larva is motile inside the shell when seen under microscope)
It is infective stage of Ascaris. On ingestion the cortication is dissolved by gastric acid and the larva inside the egg is released. Fertilized eggs freshly passed in stool are non infective.... Read More
One of the conundrums facing TB research is the fact that Mtb grows incredibly slowly. Slow growth confounds both research and treatment since it can take days to weeks to grow a culture for study, a month or more to determine drug resistance properties of a patient sample, and months of antibio... Read More
The esteemed TWiVumvirate reveal the discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.
Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal what Neanderthals ate from analysis of DNA in their teeth, and new CRISPR-Cas systems found in the genomes of uncultured microbes.
Oh I hope I win!
Hi TWIM Team
We would like to know the experience when you work with your proteins (recombinant protein, native protein, lysate etc.), no matter it is success or failure. Did you get on well with the protein or still “fight” with it? Tell us your story. But, no, no, no, we don’t want to hear your presentatio... Read More