The TWiM team reveals the genetic mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls from sequencing of DNA, and 100 million year old living bacteria recovered from marine sediments.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt
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Links for this episode
- Elio’s Memoirs
- Genetic mysteries of Dead Sea Scrolls (Cell)
- 100 million year old bacteria under the sea (Nat Comm)
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiM 224
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Guys, as always thank you for another really thought provoking episode.
To show I was paying attention I would like to point out that Michael mentioned in around the 50 minute that the under sea bacteria community doubled every 4.9 days which was faster than M. tuberculosis. I am sure Michael realised afterwards that he was thinking of M. leprae which doubles every ~14 days as Mtb in the lab has a quicker 24 hour doubling time.
Thks again for an excellent pick of papers.