TWiM 259: Sea sawdust

February 14, 2022

Mark Martin returns to TWiM for a discussion of the frightening global burden of bacterial antibiotic resistance, and a solution to the problem of daylight nitrogen fixation in a cyanobacterium, despite the incompatibility of nitrogenase with oxygen produced during photosynthesis.

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

Guest: Mark O. Martin

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One comment on “TWiM 259: Sea sawdust

  1. Hello!
    Mr. Racaniello asked for questions so I thought I should send one in.
    Awhile ago I read a book called Super Genes, that mentioned some experiments concerning the microbiome of the gut.
    There was an experiment where they took mice genetically modified to be obese and gave them a fecal matter transplant from mice who where not obese. This resulted in a temporary loss of weight in the originally obese mice. There was no change in their diet. Have any of you looked into this? What are your thoughts on this? Should I stop by local gym and collect some samples?….
    Anyways, I apologize if this topic has come up before, I usually listen to TWiN and TWiV, but my curiosity was piqued by the antibiotic resistance mention in the title.
    Thank you for your time,