This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!
(13.9 MB, 15.2 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!
(10.6 MB, 11.5 minutes)
Vincent, Elio, and Michele present cell division by longitudinal scission in an insect symbiont, and thermally activated charge transport in microbial nanowires.
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!
(10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)
Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss the association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.
This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria around rice roots help protect plants from arsenic toxicity!
(10.1 MB, 11 minutes)
The TWiP triumvirate solves the case of the Missionary in Kenya, and review the finding of a soldier caste in flatworms that parasitize snails.
Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.
This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!
(17.5 MB, 19.15 minutes)
This episode: Being raised with their mother and breastmilk vs. bottle-fed in a nursery significantly affects macaque microbiomes and their immune system profile!
(7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria in Mojave desert woodrats help them detoxify and eat toxic creosote bushes!
(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Jeremy Brownlie.
Jeremy Brownlie of Griffıth University in Brisbane, Australia, talks with Jeff Fox about how bacteria influence aggressive behavior in an animal. Fruit flies infected with the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia were less aggressive than the... Read More
The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline.
This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
(12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!
(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)
This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!
(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)
This episode: Programming bacteria to sense and keep genomic records of environmental inputs!
(15.9 MB, 17.4 minutes)