TWiM 229: Dirt is not simple

November 6, 2020

In this episode of TWiM, the hidden biochemical diversity in soil-dwelling Actinobacteria that could lead to a second Golden Era of antibiotic discovery, and structures of glideosome components reveals the mechanism of gliding in apicomplexan parasites.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt

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One comment on “TWiM 229: Dirt is not simple

  1. JENNIFER FALLON Nov 7, 2020

    Dear TWiM,
    As a gardener I find this topic so interesting. I do really enjoy the smell of soil, I guess that’s kind of gross.
    This gliding mechanism reminds me of how snails or slugs move when watching them on glass. It’s really beautiful imagery.
    Thanks for a fascinating podcast!
    Jennifer Fallon