zebrafishHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

The microbiome of hibernating bears, and zebrafish as a model for bacterial sepsis feature in this animal-centric episode of TWiM hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.

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Syn1.0Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.

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Blastomyces dermatitidisHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Vincent, Michael, and Michele reveal how a fungal protease blunts the innate immune response and promotes pathogenicity.

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Microbial tradingHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Guest: Harris Wang

Harris joins Vincent, Elio, and Michael to describe multiplex automated genome engineering, a method for targeting many modifications in a population of bacterial cells.

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Borrelia burgdorferiHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Vincent, Michele, and Michael reveal the discovery of a new species of the spirochaete that causes Lyme disease, and fecal microRNAs that shape the gut microbiome.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Rebekah Kading and Wyndham Lathem

From the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting, Vincent speaks with Rebekah and Wyndham about their work on Rift Valley Fever virus and other vector-borne pathogens, and the evolution and pathogenesis of Yersinia pestis, the agent of plague.

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snake fungal diseaseHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter

Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like structure from a marine bacterium stimulates tubeworm metamorphosis, and reveal Ophidiomyces as a cause of snake fungal disease.

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TWiM 119Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

The microbophiles investigate the ratio of bacterial to human cells in our bodies, and how placing solar panels on a bacterium enables it to carry out photosynthesis.

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Spore catapultHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

On the last episode for 2015, Vincent, Elio, and Michele discuss how soil amoeba hunt nematodes in packs, and the role of mushrooms as rainmakers.

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Nitrogen CycleHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.

The TWiM team marvels over the finding of a completely nitrifying Nitrospira, and horizontal gene transfer from Wolbachia into an animal genome.

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