Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele discuss the amazingly high level of intergenera gene exchange among haloarchaea in an Antarctic lake, and the diversity of fungi on residential surfaces and the human forehead.
Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele discuss the curious outer membrane vesicles of Neisseria meningitidis, and sources of Clostridium difficile infection revealed by genome sequencing.
Vincent and Michelle reveal how the human gut microbiota can modulate obesity in mice.
Vincent, Elio, and Michele review how horizontal gene transfer from bacteria to an insect genome enables a tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis, and how probiotic bacteria work by competing for iron in the intestine.
Vincent, Elio and Michael review how underground mycelial networks carry signals that warn neighboring plants of aphid attack, and the presence of bacteria in the human brain.
Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss fungi that use pheromones to trap nematodes, and how genes obtained from marine bacteria help gut bacteria degrade algal carbohydrates.
Vincent, Laura, David, Kalin and Paul get together at the Society for General Microbiology meeting in Manchester, England to talk about next-generation approaches to antimicrobial therapy.
Vincent and Michael meet up with Ellen Jo Baron to talk about working in a clinical microbiology laboratory.
Vincent, Michael, and Elio meet up with Hazel Barton to talk about cave microbiology.
Vincent, Michael, and Stanley review the scientific career of Carl Woese.