Mark returns to TWiM to join in a discussion of soil microbiota as game-changers in restoration of degraded lands, and discovery of a centimeter-long bacterium, the biggest yet discovered.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt
Guest: Mark O. Martin
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Links for this episode:
- Game-changing soil microbiota (Science)
- A World Without Soil by Jo Handlesman
- A World Without Soil video (YouTube)
- Centimeter-long bacteria (bioRxiv)
- How large can a bacteria get? (YouTube)
- Giant bacteria (YouTube)
- Three faces of Thiomargarita (Small Things Considered)
- The microbe that could be seen (Small Things Considered)
- Energetics of the eukaryotic edge (Small Things Considered)
- A lakeside tale (Small Things Considered)
- Letters read on TWiM 261
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