Vincent, Jo, Michael, and Elio review an outbreak of pertussis in Washington, and how culturing can reveal rare members of the soil biosphere.
Download TWiM #38 (49 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Pertussis epidemic (MMWR)
- Sound of pertussis
- B. pertussis toxins and resurgence (EID, pdf)
- Microbial Olympics
- Culturing soil rare biosphere (Env Micro)
- Growing unculturable bacteria (J Bact)
- Letters read on TWiM 038
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