TWiM 224: One hundred million year old bacteria

August 29, 2020

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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One comment on “TWiM 224: One hundred million year old bacteria

  1. Rich Bradley Sep 1, 2020

    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.


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