Leptopilina boulardiiThe TWiM team explains the use of microbial genome mining to identify new drugs, and how a bacterial symbiont protects flies against parasitoid wasps.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

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Coxiella burnetiiMichele updates the TWiMers on Legionella in the Flint water supply, and Elio informs us about how horizontally acquired biosynthesis genes boost the physiology of Coxiella burnetii.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

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At Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, the TWiM team speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

Guest: Arturo Casadevall

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exfoliationThe TWiM team ventures into preprint space with an analysis of type VI secretion across human gut microbiomes, and provide insight into urinary tract infection: how bladder exposure to a member of the vaginal microbiota triggers E. coli egress from latent reservoirs.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

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Kuphus

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

The TWiMmers get cozy with symbionts: bacteria that allow a giant shipworm to oxidize sulfur, and algae that live within salamander cells.

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wine, beer, waterHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

The TWiMsters discuss potential new sources of antimicrobial compounds from unusual places: the skin of bats and the intestines of moths.

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Robin PatelHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

Guest: Robin Patel

In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist lead to the finding that Ureaplasma species can cause a system metabolic disturbance, hyperammonemia.

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Pat SchlossHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

Guest: Pat Schloss

The TWiM team speaks with Pat Schloss about assigning sequence data to operational taxonomic units, and his experience with mSphere Direct, a new way of submitting papers for publication.

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Homo_neanderthalensis_face_(University_of_Zurich)Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal what Neanderthals ate from analysis of DNA in their teeth, and new CRISPR-Cas systems found in the genomes of uncultured microbes.

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ncomms14371-f1Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and  Michele Swanson

The TWiM hosts reveal why phosphorus is essential for fungal brain disease, and how bacteria kill local competitors to favor the evolution of public goods cooperation.

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