Happy New Year! This episode: Fungal endophytes transferred from healthy adult plant leaf litter help baby cacao plants resist disease!
This episode: Filament network-forming organisms like fungi can transfer nutrients and moisture to bacteria in harsher conditions!
This episode: Bacteria that prey on other bacteria could help keep corals healthy! Thanks to Rory Welsh for his contribution.
This episode: Studying how Wolbachia bacteria spread through a mosquito population helps efforts to use them to prevent the spread of Dengue! Thanks to Tom Schmidt for his contribution.
This episode: Separate groups of bacteria can each thrive better when they take turns growing instead of competing!
This episode: A stable community of only 7 bacteria around corn roots take on similar functions to the much more diverse soil community!
This episode: Roundworms in soil can carry with them bacteria they eat to grow new food, like farmers!
This episode: Even organisms as simple as viruses can communicate with each other!
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!