This episode: A microbe that boosts plant growth needs to make storage polymers for both itself and the plant’s sake!
This episode: Light increases the growth even of some bacteria that don’t harvest its energy!
This episode: Newly discovered giant virus from a hot spring turns its amoeba hosts to stone!
This episode: Newly discovered CRISPR-inhibiting genes are found in many different bacterial groups!
This episode: Supercritical carbon dioxide and bacteria that can grow in it make a great combination for biofuel production!
This episode: A cancer-killing virus could help increase success of treatment of a form of eye cancer in children!
This episode: Mouse gut microbes, from mice or from human donors, can protect mice against arsenic toxicity!
This episode: Beneficial fungi found inside wild grain plants help wheat plants grow better with less water!
This episode: Bacteria that help nematodes prey on insects also help keep fungi from stealing their kills!
This episode: Phages eavesdrop on bacterial communications to attack at the perfect moment!