The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses.
This episode: Bacteriophages can hitch a ride on bacteria they don't infect to travel through soil on fungal filaments, potentially helping their carriers by infecting and killing their competitors!
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Microbe of the episode: Epinotia aporema...
This episode: Beetles inoculate bamboo with a fungus that consumes the bamboo sugars to feed the beetle larvae!
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Microbe of the episode: Saccharomyces cerevisiae virus L-BC (La)
Video: Lizard beetle laying its egg
This episode: New techniques allow specific modifications in certain members of a complex community of microbes, without isolating them in pure culture first!
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Microbe of the episode: Tomato golden mosaic virus