Here's my summary of the fourth and final day of ASM2013, with a special surprise guest appearance at the end!
This episode: Soil microbe has a good enzyme for degrading cyanide pollution!
This episode: Green algae could help create new cheaper, more stable vaccines for developing countries!
This episode: Gut microbe communities can change rapidly to accommodate major diet changes!
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This episode: Green algae's hydrogen production is analyzed and improved!
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This episode: Phages hang out in mucus to ambush bacteria!
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This episode: Some bacterial DNA sequence seems to integrate into human cells, especially in cancerous tissue!
Here is a transcript of TWiM episode #47, "Resistance on the surface". Thanks to Raphael Fernandez and Steve Stokowski for transcription.
The transcript is also available as a pdf file - click here to download.
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This episode: Pathogen's CRISPR-Cas system (for defense against viruses) can be modified to change gene expression in mammals!
Your most recent TWIV in Nebraska made me want to add a few verses to that old kids’ song…
“There’s a virus in the alga in the paramecium on the speck on the flea on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in th... Read More
This episode: New giant virus discovered, with a genome larger than that of some eukaryotes!
In case this didn’t make the news in the city, I thought you might be interested in this report of Hantavirus in the Adirondacks. It looks like a wooden lean-to was the “scene of the crime” again!
This episode: Slime mold cells carry bacteria with them, some for food and some for chemical warfare!
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Trematodes are commonly referred to as flukes. This term can be traced back to the Saxon name f... Read More