HoneybeesThe TWiM people reveal that phages must cooperate to overcome CRISPR-Cas defenses, and the effect of the herbicide glyphosate on the gut microbiome of honey bees.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#187 (32 MB .mp3, 66 minutes)

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Gigantopelta chessoiaThe TWiM team describe the involvement of a microbiome in snail metamorphosis, and using Listeria to kill tumors.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#186 (35 MB .mp3, 73 minutes)

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moaThe TWiM team considers the increasing tolerance of Enterococcus to handwash alcohols, and how the study of DNA in ancient dung reveals the diet and parasite burden of extinct New Zealand birds.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#185 (33 MB .mp3, 68 minutes)

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Sam SternbergSam Sternberg discusses his work on exploring and exploiting CRISPR-Cas immune systems, beginning as a graduate student with Jennifer Doudna, at a biotech start-up, and in his laboratory at Columbia University.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Sam Sternberg

Right click to download TWiM#184 (42 MB .mp3, 86 minutes)

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C. destructansThe TWiMpeeps discuss two symbioses: a parasitoid bacterium of a heterotrophic protist, and fungal parasites in cicadas.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#183 (28 MB .mp3, 57 minutes)

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Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

The TWiM hosts reveal how to test antimicrobial susceptibility in less than 30 minutes, and a carbonate-sensitive phytotransferrin in diatoms that controls iron uptake.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#182 (32 MB .mp3, 66 minutes)

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Periodic Table of MicrobesVincent speaks with John Warhol about state microbes, the Periodic Table of the Microbes, and why microbiology is cooler than astrophysics, but they have better TV shows.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: John Warhol

Right click to download TWiM #181 (28 MB .mp3, 58 minutes)

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Mark O. MartinVincent speaks with Mark O. Martin about microbial centricity, teaching undergraduates microbiology, lux art, painting with glowing bacteria, tardigrades and much more at ASM Microbe 2018.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Mark O. Martin

Right click to download TWiM #180 (37 MB .mp3, 76 minutes)

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Fluorescent_wormThe TwiModulators discuss aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an ocean-atmosphere mesocosm, and how the common practice of decontaminating produce with chlorine produces viable but non-culturable pathogens.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#179 (37 MB .mp3, 76 minutes)

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The TWiM team travels to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia to speak with Christina Kellogg about her career and her research on coral microbial ecology.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Guest: Christina Kellogg

Right click to download TWiM#178 (32 MB .mp3, 65 minutes)

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