Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent, Elio, and Michael discuss a symbiosis between a nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium and a single-celled eukaryotic alga.

 

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800px-Caenorhabditis elegansHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal that a soil-dwelling nematode can recognize and respond to a bacterial quorum sensing molecule through a sensory neuron.

 

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LocustHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

Vincent, Elio, Michael and Michele discuss the possible eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and how microsporidian parasites prevent locust swarming behavior.

 

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NYC subway ratHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichele Swanson

Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.

Special guests: Laurene Mascola and David Persing

Vincent meets up with Laurene and David at the Annual Meeting of the Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, where they discuss how the Los Angeles County Department of Health is preparing for an outbreak of Ebola virus infection, and Cepheid’s game-changing, modular PCR system for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

https://youtu.be/6Ye5DDBK1k0

 

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UWMilestonesTWIMHost: Michele Swanson

Guests: Thomas Brock,  Timothy Donohue, Katrina Forest, and Richard Gourse

Michele speaks with members of the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, on the occasion of its designation as a Milestones in Microbiology site, where they discuss how the department has advanced the science and
teaching of microbiology.

 

Right click to download TWiM#88 (36 MB .mp3, 51 minutes).

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Archaea membraneHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent, Elio, and Michael explore the fossilization of archaeal lipids, and highlight the recent ICAAC in Washington, D.C.

 

Right click to download TWiM#87 (54 MB .mp3, 74 minutes).

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Acyrthosiphon pisum pea aphid-PLoSHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.

Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele consider whether our eating behavior is manipulated by gastrointestinal microbiota, and an aphid gene of bacterial origin whose gene product encodes a protein that is transported to an obligate endosymbiont.

 

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2.drifting esp cropHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele discuss the diel transcriptional rhythms of bacterioplankton communities in the ocean, and extensively drug resistant Pseudomonas in Ohio.

 

Right click to download TWiM#85 (56 MB .mp3, 77 minutes).

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