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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coconut oilHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

The TWiMeriti reveal a Brazilian social bee that must cultivate a fungus to survive, and diet-mediated reduction in gut colonization by Candida albicans.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Special guests: Kit Pogliano and Joe Pogliano

Vincent visits the laboratories of Kit and Joseph Pogliano on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, where he learns about their work on the bacterial cytoskeleton, sporulation, and the effects of antibiotics on bacterial cells.



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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson

Guests: Harry Mobley, Mary O’Riordan, and Vince Young

Vincent, Elio, and Michele record this episode at the University of Michigan, during the designation of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as a Milestones in Microbiology site. They discuss how the laboratory has advanced the science and teaching of microbiology, and discuss faculty work on uropathogenic E. coli, induction of stress by bacterial infection, and the gut microbiome.



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