This episode: Some bacteria produce DNA-targeting toxins, which provokes a similar retaliation from other strains. Sometimes this hurts the provoker, but sometimes it is very helpful to them!
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: Some bacteria that can cause pneumonia can prevent other bacteria from doing the same!
This episode: A harmless strain of bacteria on the skin produces a compound that can prevent tumors from forming!
This episode: Phages may be passing through the barriers in our body all the time!
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: Unlike most animals, caterpillars don’t seem to have a resident gut microbe to help them in various ways!
This episode: Gut microbes in mice break down plant foods and produce molecules that stimulate the immune system to resist influenza!