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: Mouse gut microbes, from mice or from human donors, can protect mice against arsenic toxicity!
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: Women who immigrated to the US from southeast Asia lost much of their gut microbiota diversity, resulting in a microbe community similar to the typical American!
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!
This episode: Bringing a fungus that makes zombie flies into the lab makes a good model for studying microbial mind-control!
This episode: Bacteriophages with defenses against bacterial CRISPR defenses have to work together to succeed!
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!