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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The genomes of most higher organisms contain sequences from retroviral genomes called endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). These are DNA copies of retroviral RNAs that are integrated into the germ line DNA of the host, and passed from parent to offspring. In most species the infections that lead to g... Read More
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I just heard your most recent TWIP. Please keep these podcasts going! I love listening to your podcasts and hearing your enthusiasm for my favorite biological topic, parasites. Remember that for every fan... Read More
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El podcast del Microbio Nº210, 211 and 212 is dedicated to the recent discovery that there are three kinds of intestinal m... Read More
This video shows you how a Class 1 microbiological safety cabinet works. Read More
Both Nature and the New York Times have weighed in on the resumption of influenza H5N1 research. In an editorial from 23 January 2013, Nature opines that “Experiments that make deadly pathogens more dangerous demand the utmost scrutiny”. They call for a quantitative risk-benefit analysis of H5N1... Read More
Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, delivers the opening keynote on March 24, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting. Read More
This episode: Bacteria help ants keep parasites out of their fungal gardens!
On Monday, June 18, 2012, then ASM President Dr. David Hooper gave the annual State of the Society Address to attendees at the 2012 ASM General Meeting in San Francisco, California, outlining the achievements of the Society over the past year. Click below to watch the archived video of this eve... Read More
[we began be re-reading part of Deena's email from TWiV 193]
Hello TWIV Crew,
I must first ap... Read More
This episode: Bacteria symbiotic with sea sponges make many potentially useful compounds!
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This episode: Using bacteria to recover precious metals like palladium!
Learn about PCR and qPCR from world experts on the subject in this 6-part series brought to you over the web. Topics include the history of PCR from Carl Wittwer, an inventor of the LightCycler, discussions on the optimization and chemistry for PCR, and applications including methylation PCR and... Read More
David Bhella, Ph.D., MRC Centre for Virus Research, accepts the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education, awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education. Read More
This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes!
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On 9 April 2010, the European Commission published the results of a Eurobarometer on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which demonstrate the need for further progress on the issue in the European Union (EU) . The report highlights public attitudes towards the use of antibiotics which are of conc... Read More