This episode: Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, a predatory bacterium that feeds on Chlorella algae, is currently lost from science, but its genome has been sequenced and interpreted anyway, to reveal a surprising family history!
(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.
This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!
(8 MB, 8.75 minutes)
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
(16 MB, 17.5 minutes)
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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)
The TWiP triumvirate solves the case of the Missionary in Kenya, and review the finding of a soldier caste in flatworms that parasitize snails.
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This episode: Colonizing ourselves with friendly bacteria could drive out more risky ones, such as those that cause meningitis!
(9.8 MB, 10.6 minutes)
This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!
(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)
This episode: Kate Franz and Matt Woodruff from Audiommunity join me to talk about a clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy with probiotics to treat peanut allergies!
(29 MB, 31.75 minutes)
This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
(11.4 MB, 12.4 minutes)
This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Microbial predators in soil cause microbial prey to build fortifications!
(8.8 MB, 9.5 minutes)
This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!
(12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria around rice roots help protect plants from arsenic toxicity!
(10.1 MB, 11 minutes)