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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Margaret McFall-Ngai, and Elio Schaechter.

On episode #11 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Margaret, Michael and Elio review the presence of extended spectrum beta-lactamase genes in chicken meat and in humans, and a beneficial effect of Helicobacter pylori colonization on the development of allergen-induced asthma.

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Euprymna scolopes also known as the Hawaiian Bobtail SquidHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Dickson Despommier, Margaret McFall-Ngai, and Elio Schaechter

On episode #10 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Margaret, Elio, Michael and Dickson discuss the symbiosis between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and the luminous, gram-negative bacterium Vibrio fischeri.

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beansproutsHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, and Michael Schmidt

On episode #9 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Elio, and Michael review the outbreak of bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome in Germany caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Stan Maloy, Andreas Baümler, Nicole Dubilier, and Paul Rainey.

Vincent, Michael, and Stanley recorded episode #8 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, with guests Andreas Baümler, Nicole Dubilier, and Paul Rainey. They spoke about how pathogens benefit from disease, symbioses between chemosynthetic bacteria and marine invertebrates, and repetitive sequences in bacteria.



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Cyanobacteria in Lake LittoistenjrviHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Cliff Mintz, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

On episode #7 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Elio, Margaret, and Michael discuss programmed cell death in E. coli, and the daily synthesis and degradation of enzymes needed for photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation by cyanobacteria.

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Image of Cyanobacteria in Lake Littoistenjärvi by Stefe via flickr

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bacteriophage_modelHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

On episode #6 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael and Elio review the use of bacteriophages to manage infections, and the presence of antibiotic resistance genes in bacteriophages from urban sewage and river water.

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thumb_biofilm_of_desulfovibrio_desulfuricansHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt, and Ronald Atlas

On episode #5 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael and Ron discuss the genome sequence of a mercury-methylating bacterium and the antimicrobial effects of nanoparticles.

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Image of Biofilm of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans by PNNL – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory via flickr

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cantaloupe_recallHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Cliff Mintz, and Michael Schmidt

On episode #4 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Margaret, and Michael review foodborne bacterial illness in the context of outbreaks associated with cantaloupes and Lebanon bologna.

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Opening an Anthrax laced letter.Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Jo Handelsman, Ronald Atlas

On episode #3 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Jo, Cliff, and Ron explore the genome analysis done in support of the Amerithrax investigation, and an insecticidal enterotoxin-deficient mutant of Bacillus thurigiensis.

 

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f3_largeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt

On episode #2 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, and Michael review a fatal laboratory acquired Yersinia pestis infection, and how gut bacteria control body weight and metabolic activity.

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