cells pairingFrom the TWiM team, a discussion of Hurricane Harvey microbiology, and a bacterial enzyme that induces eukaryotic mating.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

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This episode is brought to you by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Part of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department hosts the 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference to exchange information on the latest and most dynamic developments for countering chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Find out more at http://www.cbdstconference.com

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on the road to virusThe TWiM team provides an update on Zika virus, and reveals a plasmid on the road to becoming a virus.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

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This episode is brought to you by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Part of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department hosts the 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference to exchange information on the latest and most dynamic developments for countering chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Find out more at http://www.cbdstconference.com

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commodeThe TWiM team considers a report on prokaryotic viral DNA in mammalian brain, and how diarrhea is beneficial, by clearing enteric pathogens.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidtand Michele Swanson

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moonmilkThe TWiMbionts explore the role of bacteria in the genesis of moonmilk, and how ancient host proteins can be used to engineer resistance to virus infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michele Swanson

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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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