From Indiana University, Vincent speaks with Ankur, Julia, and Xindan about their careers and their work on horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing, and chromosome organization in bacteria.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ankur Dalia, Julia Van Kessel, and Xindan Wang

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Klebsiella pneumoniaeThis episode is all about saliva: how certain bacteria survive in it, and how swallowing saliva might cause intestinal inflammation.

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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Salamandra salamandraThe TWiM hosts and associated microbiomes review a fungus destroying salamanders in Europe, and genes for flagella in intracellular bacteria.

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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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

Right click to download TWiM#160 (32 MB .mp3, 67 minutes)

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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

Right click to download TWiM#155 (42 MB .mp3, 57 minutes)

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