This episode: Light increases the growth even of some bacteria that don’t harvest its energy!
This episode: A new giant virus infecting marine algae brings its own genes related to fermentation, generating energy in the absence of oxygen!
This episode: Very small ocean algae consume bacterial prey of a similar size to themselves by engulfing them only partially!
This episode: Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!
This episode: Tiny crustaceans eat paramecia, allowing viruses to infect algae inside them!
This episode: Lichens, long known to be a partnership between fungi and algae, now discovered to have an important third member!
This episode: Algae growing in Arctic snow make red pigments that heat up their surroundings!