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: 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!
This episode: Fruit fly gut microbes can mediate non-genetic traits passed from parents to offspring!
This episode: Dr. Klara Junker joins me to discuss her work on the predatory yeast Saccharomycopsis schoenii that can kill the serious pathogenic yeast Candida auris!