This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
(21.6 MB, 23.6 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
(11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)
This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
(10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)
This episode: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens!
(9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)
This episode: BacterioFiles teams up with The Plant Pathology Podcast to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens!
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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: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!
(9.75 MB, 10.6 minutes)
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Thijs Ettema.
Thijs Ettema of Uppsala University in Sweden talks with Jeff Fox about a deep-sea archaeon, named Lokiarchaeum for the underwater volcano between Greenland and Norway near where it was found, that might be related to the last common anc... Read More
This episode: Bacteria could reduce mercury's toxicity in their environment!
(6.5 MB, 7 minutes)
Methanotrophs (bacteria that use methane for their carbon and energy) secrete siderophore-like compounds that are usually used to chelate copper and make it more bioavailable, but ... Read More
This episode: Scientists engineered E. coli to seek and destroy pathogens!
(10 MB, 11 minutes)
A bacterium can sense pathogens in the body, swim toward them, and release a deadly biofilm-busting payload. This process is called pseudotaxis, and could be modified for many... Read More
This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!
(12.5 MB, 13.6 minutes)
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This episode: Bacteria use fungal filaments like highways to swim through soil!
(7.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)
This episode: Engineered bacteria could help capture CO2 and convert it into a solid form for storage!
(7.3 MB, 8 minutes)
E. coli engineered to produce the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which converts carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and then to calcium carbonate,... Read More
This episode: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!
(10.3 MB, 11.25 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)