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

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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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microbial sibling conflictThe TWiM team discuss bacteriophage evolution in a dairy plant, and killing of less fit cells among social microbes.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

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old wormVincent, Michael and Elio note the passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and show how the microbiome can make worms live longer.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Right click to download TWiM#176 (29 MB .mp3, 60 minutes)

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Neomycin

Neomycins

The TWiM team notes the passing of Allan Campbell, and explains how aminoglycoside antibiotics like neomycin enhance host resistance to viral infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM#175 (30 MB .mp3, 63 minutes)

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Mary MallonThe TWiMsters explain why untreatable typhoid fever might be on the way, and the evolution of fungal virulence in tropical frogs.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#174 (30 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

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ElioThe Masters of the Microbiological Universe discuss the humongouest fungus, and a commensal bacterium that protects against skin neoplasia.

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

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Approvals of antibacterials

Number of antibacterial new drug application (NDA) approvals vs year intervals. Drugs limited to systemic agents.

The TWiMmers discuss culture-independent discovery of malacidin antibiotics, and unfolding of relaxase during bacterial conjugation.

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

Right click to download TWiM#172 (35 MB .mp3, 74 minutes)

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Stingless bee

The stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis

The TWiM team explores a stingless bee that requires a fungal steroid to pupate, and colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria in patients with colorectal polyps.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#171 (29 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

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