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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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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neisseria_gonorrhoeaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt, and Stanley Maloy

On episode #1 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael, and Stan discuss transfer of DNA from a human host to a bacterial pathogen, and the ability of dry copper to kill bacteria on contact.

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