This episode: Bringing a fungus that makes zombie flies into the lab makes a good model for studying microbial mind-control!
This episode: Roundworms and not-too-irritating bacteria quickly evolve a beneficial relationship when under threat from other bacterial pathogens! Download Episode (8 MB,8 minutes) Microbe of the episode: Siegesbeckia yellow vein betasatellite News item Show Notes Journal…
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: Combining cells with light-absorbing nanomaterials can help tumor-targeting bacteria produce more anticancer compound!
This episode: Engineering yeast to control their metabolism using light and dark for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals!
This episode: A harmless strain of bacteria on the skin produces a compound that can prevent tumors from forming!
This episode: A new giant virus has genes for a surprisingly complete system of protein synthesis!
This episode: Giant viruses produce DNA-packing proteins that seem to have branched off from eukaryotes far back in evolutionary history!
This episode: Adding adapters to anti-cancer virus helps it avoid destruction by the body so it can target the tumors!
This episode: Very small ocean algae consume bacterial prey of a similar size to themselves by engulfing them only partially!