The TWiM holobionts pay tribute to Stuart Levy, and reveal the remarkably diverse array of cyclic nucleotides synthesized by bacteria that likely mediate interactions with animal and plant hosts.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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The tetracoccal TWiM team visits Tardigrades on the Moon, and the twelve year quest to isolate an archaeon that provides insights into the emergence of the first eukaryotic cell.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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Vincent meets up with Nick and Tal to explain how they engineered E. coli to lyse within tumors and deliver an antibody that causes tumor regression in mice.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Nicholas Arpaia and Tal Danino

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The TWiM team reveals thousands of small novel genes in the human microbiome, and a mutualistic symbiosis between marine protists covered with magnetosome-containing bacteria.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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Julie joins the TWiM team to reveal how microbiome and gut anatomy of a wood-feeding beetle promotes lignocellulose deconstruction, and bacteria that degrade PET plastic.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Guest: Julie Wolf

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Mark Martin joins Vincent and Michael to present compelling papers suitable for teaching microbiology to undergraduate students.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt

Guest: Mark O. Martin

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Vincent, Michele, and Michael travel to San Diego to reminisce with Elio about his career, his work in microbiology, and his love for microbes and mushrooms.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter,Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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From ASM Microbe 2019, the Microbials meet up with Susanna and Alex to talk about mental health in graduate school and NIH peer review.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Guests: Susanna L. Harris and Alex Politis

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The TWiM team presents an extracellular bacterium associated with Paramecium, and induction of antiviral immunity by a bacteriophage that prevents bacterial clearance.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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The Microbials reveal how a chemosynthetic symbiont stores energy for its marine flatworm host, and extraction of nutrients from host cells by E. coli injectisome components.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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