This episode: Some bacteria living around plants can become pathogenic just by gaining a few genes!
This episode: Fecal microbiota transplants work just as well when taken in pill form as when delivered through a tube!
This episode: Gut microbe transplants from wild mice protect lab mice from disease!
This episode: A simplified bacterial community in mouse guts doesn’t have much community structure, relative to other body areas!
This episode: New type of secretion system discovered that bacteria use to stab amoeba predators to escape their digestion!
This episode: Hot spring archaea prefer to use elements that give them less energy even when more energetic options are available!
This episode: Gut microbes can even affect formation/remodeling of bones!
This episode: Some bacterial species use multiple strategies within a single population to deal with environmental challenges!
This episode: Bacteria in mosquito cells can block transmission of Zika virus!