Matters Microbial #41: Giant Bacteria: Not All Are Small! with Esther Angert

May 23, 2024

Today, Dr. Esther Angert of Cornell University joins the #QualityQuorum to discuss the role her research collaborators have had studying truly gigantic bacteria, and the adaptations these enormous microbes must make to their size!

Host: Mark O. Martin

Guest: Esther Angert

Download MM#41 (41 MB .mp3, 56 min)
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  • A video describing the surface area versus volume problem in biology.
  • A wonderful introductory essay on sizes of bacteria…both big and small.
  • An older review article on giant bacteria.
  • A more recent review article on giant bacteria.
  • A video about Epulopiscium.  
  • An essay about Epulopiscium.
  • An overview of Epulopiscium by Dr. Angert.
  • A recent research article on Epulopiscium from Dr. Angert’s research group.
  • An essay about Thiomargarita namibiensis.
  • An essay about Achromatium, another giant microbe.
  • An essay about the current most mammoth microbe, Thiomargarita magnifica
  • A more scientific article on Thiomargarita magnifica with Dr. Angert as co-author.
  • Dr. Angert’s faculty and administrative website.
  • Dr. Angert’s truly wonderful laboratory website.

Intro music is by Reber Clark

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