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The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses. Hosted by Jesse Noar.

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421: Nucleocapsids Navigate Nano Nuggets
<p>This episode: Using phages to target gold nanoparticles to infecting bacteria, then using light to heat the nanoparticles just enough to kill the bacteria!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Raymond Borg and Huan Peng for contributing!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF421.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.6 MB, 15.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantoea_agglomerans" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Pantoea agglomerans</em></a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200113165056.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Viruses that infect bacteria, bacteriophages, are often very good at overcoming bacterial defenses and killing them. This raises the possibility, and many times actuality, of using phages to treat bacterial infections that are no longer treatable with antibiotics. But bacteria can evolve resistances to viruses as well as drugs, and using multiplying, evolving entities as treatments in people raises questions about the safety and consistency of the treatment.<br /> <br /> This study circumvents these questions by using phages for delivery and targeting of bacteria rather than the therapeutic agent itself. The actual treatment is done with tiny rods of gold, gold nanorods, bound to the phage surface. When a certain wavelength of light hits these nanorods, they vibrate enough to generate enough heat in their immediate surroundings to render nearby bacteria nonviable. Thus the infection is treated in a very localized, targeted way that doesn't leave any active bacteria or phages behind. The authors have plans to study this approach as a topical treatment of wounds.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Peng H, Borg RE, Dow LP, Pruitt BL, Chen IA. 2020. <a href= "https://www.pnas.org/content/117/4/1951" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Controlled phage therapy by photothermal ablation of specific bacterial species using gold nanorods targeted by chimeric phages</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 117:1951–1961.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200114090948.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Two bacteria growing together on agar make pretty patterns</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14133-x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Marine bacteria kill and digest other bacteria</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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420: Cell Societies Stay Stable
<p>This episode: Simplified gut communities growing in bioreactors grow and metabolize reproducibly, with only moderate variations, even when individual members of the community are absent!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF420.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.2 MB, 11.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4591318/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Citrobacter</em> virus Merlin</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> The community of microbes in our guts is highly complex, with thousands of species all interacting with each other, with our own cells, and with the contents of our diet. Each region of the gut has a different collection of microbes as well. Many questions remain to be answered about the functions and fluctuations of these communities. How can we study such a complex system? Which species, if any, are most important for its continued function?<br /> <br /> In this study, a simplified community of only 14 species is grown repeatedly in bioreactors, and one species at a time is left out of the community to see what will change in its absence. This reveals effects different species have on the overall growth, carbon source consumption, and production of various metabolites relevant to gut health. Some microbes have large effects, but none of them appears to be crucial for the overall function and stability of the community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Gutiérrez N, Garrido D. 2019. <a href= "https://msystems.asm.org/content/4/4/e00185-19" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Species Deletions from Microbiome Consortia Reveal Key Metabolic Interactions between Gut Microbes</a>. mSystems 4:e00185-19.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.14913" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Some archaea can survive for a while trapped inside salt crystals</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12866-020-1699-9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria degrade BPA in soil</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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419: Marine Methane Microbe Multiplication
<p>BacterioFiles is back! This episode: Measuring how quickly marine methane-consuming microbes become active when new methane enters an area!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF419.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.0 MB, 13.0 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Torque teno midi virus 6<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Oceans and the organisms living in them have a large effect on the planet, in terms of climate and gases they absorb from or release into the atmosphere. They are a source of much of a potent greenhouse gas, methane, but microbes living in ocean sediments also consume large amounts of methane. These anaerobic methanotrophic archaea generate energy for themselves by transforming methane and sulfate into carbonate and sulfide.<br /> <br /> In this study, however, methane-consuming microbes were only found active at sites of methane seepage. Even in sites where methane had previously been present, only few of these microbes were present and active. After enriching samples of these sediments for up to 8 months, still the only activity that was seen was from actively methane-consuming communities. So once dispersed, such communities seem slow to regenerate as the locations of methane seepage shift.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Klasek S, Torres ME, Bartlett DH, Tyler M, Hong W-L, Colwell F. 2020. <a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14895" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbial communities from Arctic marine sediments respond slowly to methane addition during <em>ex situ</em> enrichments.</a> Environ Microbiol 22:1829–1846.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2020-01-birds-strange-gut-microbiomesprobably.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bird and bat microbiomes have some similarities</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200108160314.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twins often share certain gut microbes, even if they've been living apart for decades</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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418: Special Sea Species Swallows Cells
<p>This episode: A newly discovered species of bacteria consumes other bacteria as prey by engulfing them!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF418.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.7 MB, 12.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: SARS-CoV-2! This is the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, the current pandemic. For more up-to-date information, please refer to the <a href= "https://www.asm.org/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-Resources" target="_blank" rel="noopener">American Society for Microbiology</a>, <a href="http://www.microbe.tv/twiv/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">This Week in Virology</a>, and other reputable sources. Stay healthy!<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> There are bacteria living almost every different lifestyle you can think of, including predatory, preying on other bacteria. Since bacterial cells are usually quite rigid, bacterial predators usually consume others either by burrowing inside them or digesting them from outside, rather than engulfing prey like eukaryotes often do.<br /> <br /> The study here discovers a new kind of bacteria, in the group called Planctomycetes, known for having unusually flexible cells and internal compartments like eukaryotes. This new species does engulf its prey, including bacteria and even tiny algae, and digests them inside itself. It possesses multiple adaptations that suit it for this lifestyle.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Shiratori T, Suzuki S, Kakizawa Y, Ishida K. 2019. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13499-2" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Phagocytosis-like cell engulfment by a planctomycete bacterium</a>. Nat Commun 10:1–11.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-019-0363-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering a common industrial yeast strain to fix carbon dioxide</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200103141052.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lake microbes convert microplastics into essential fatty acids</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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417: Bacteriophage Blocks Bacterial Bouncers
<p>This episode: A phage defends its genome against bacterial host defenses by building a wall to keep them out!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF417.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.0 MB, 10.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Myroides odoratus</em> and <em>M. odoratimimus</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-12-crispr-resistant-viruses-safe-rooms-shield.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Parasites and their hosts are constantly in arms races with each other, each thriving best when it acquires new and more effective methods of attack, defenses, defenses against defenses, and so on. Bacterial defenses against viruses that infect them mostly involve cutting up viral genomes, either by the indiscriminate specific-cutting restriction enzymes, or by adaptive, sequence-sensing CRISPR/Cas systems.<br /> <br /> Bacteriophages have proteins that can defend against the CRISPR/Cas system, but they mostly require the sacrifice of multiple failed infections before the proteins build up enough to defeat the defense. In this study, a phage is discovered that can immediately defend against all DNA-cutting systems, by constructing a nucleus-like protective compartment inside the host.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Mendoza SD, Nieweglowska ES, Govindarajan S, Leon LM, Berry JD, Tiwari A, Chaikeeratisak V, Pogliano J, Agard DA, Bondy-Denomy J. 2020. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1786-y" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A bacteriophage nucleus-like compartment shields DNA from CRISPR nucleases</a>. Nature 577:244–248.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13468-9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Helpful vaginal microbes inhibit HIV infection</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0631-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering bacteria to fix nitrogen that grain plants can use</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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416: Oxygen Or Other Oxidizes Iron?
<p>This episode: Earth's iron deposits could have been created by anaerobic light-harvesting microbes instead of those that make oxygen!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF416.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.3 MB, 13.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces avidinii</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191202102059.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> In the ancient earth, the sun was dimmer, the world was colder, and oxygen was rare because photosynthesis had not yet evolved. Without oxygen to oxidize it, iron remained in its soluble, more accessible form, and many organisms took advantage of it for anaerobic metabolism.<br /> <br /> But was it photosynthesis and the oxygen it created that transformed most of the planet's iron into its insoluble form, creating large iron deposits in the ground? This study explores the possibility that it was another form of light-harvesting metabolism, called photoferrotrophy, that uses light and the transformation of iron to generate energy. This hypothesis is found to be consistent with the evidence we have about what the early earth was like.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Thompson KJ, Kenward PA, Bauer KW, Warchola T, Gauger T, Martinez R, Simister RL, Michiels CC, Llirós M, Reinhard CT, Kappler A, Konhauser KO, Crowe SA. 2019. <a href= "https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/11/eaav2869" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Photoferrotrophy, deposition of banded iron formations, and methane production in Archean oceans</a>. Sci Adv 5:eaav2869.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191205130526.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbes help whales digest tricky fats in their diet</a></li> <li><a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14888" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria deliver antibiotic to competitors using capsules made of its own membrane</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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415: Global Glomus Growth Guesses
<p>This episode: A global estimate of plants and their root fungi shows how agriculture may have greatly affected soil carbon storage over time!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF415.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Rhizobium</em> virus RHEph4<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191107084034.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Even small organisms can have a big effect on the climate of the planet if there are enough of them. This includes trees, which are small relative to the planet, and also includes the fungi that attach to the roots of trees and other plants. These mycorrhizal fungi thread subtly through the soil, some occasionally popping up mushrooms, and transfer valuable nutrients they gather to the trees in exchange for carbon fixed from the air.<br /> <br /> Knowing how big an effect a given kind of organism has requires knowing how much of it is around. This study collates data from various surveys of global plant populations and the fungi that interact with their roots, to estimate a global picture of the fungi below our feet. It estimates that a kind of fungus that stores more carbon in the soil may have been replaced in many areas with fungi that store less, or no fungi at all, due to the transformation of land from wild areas to farmland.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Soudzilovskaia NA, van Bodegom PM, Terrer C, Zelfde M van’t, McCallum I, Luke McCormack M, Fisher JB, Brundrett MC, de Sá NC, Tedersoo L. 2019. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13019-2" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Global mycorrhizal plant distribution linked to terrestrial carbon stocks</a>. Nat Commun 10:1–10.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191122155125.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phages bind to fish mucosal surfaces and protect from infection</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191204090813.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Examining how archaea affect meteorites</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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414: Producing Proton Power Perpetually
<p>This episode: Microalgae can produce hydrogen, but other metabolic pathways take priority, except when special engineered hydrogenase enzymes can overcome this limitation!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF414.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.4 MB, 12.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Alphapapillomavirus 11<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> There are many options being explored as ways to replace fossil fuels. Electricity and batteries are good, but they have their limitations, especially for long-distance high-energy travel such as airplanes. Hydrogen is one good option: high energy density, clean-burning, simple to produce. Microbes can produce hydrogen through various metabolic pathways, including fermentation, nitrogen fixation byproduct, and photosynthesis. However, competing metabolic pathways make microbial hydrogen production less efficient.<br /> <br /> In this study, scientists engineer a hydrogenase enzyme for hydrogen production in microalgae that can compete better with carbon fixation as a destination for the electrons and protons that hydrogen production requires. This engineered enzyme allowed the algae to produce hydrogen continuously, even during photosynthesis.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Ben-Zvi O, Dafni E, Feldman Y, Yacoby I. 2019. <a href= "https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-019-1608-3" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Re-routing photosynthetic energy for continuous hydrogen production <em>in vivo</em></a>. Biotechnol Biofuels 12:266.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191030132706.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plants use arsenic-dumping genes from bacteria to get essential nutrients</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191104112838.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Another study engineering better viruses for phage therapy</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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413: Finding Fire Fungi Footholds
<p>This episode: Some fungi only form fruiting bodies after forest fires; where do they hide the rest of the time? At least for some of them, the answer is: inside mosses!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Daniel Raudabaugh for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF413.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.2 MB, 9.0 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-26-1-11" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Nocardia brevicatena</em></a><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191025113007.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Forest fires can do a lot of damage, but life grows back quickly. Certain kinds of plant seed actually only germinate after a fire, and a similar thing is true of certain kinds of fungi: they only form fruiting bodies (like mushrooms, for spreading spores) after a fire. For plants, the advantage may come from increased access to light with some or all of the canopy burned away, and fungi may benefit from less competition on the ground. But in between burn events, these fire-loving (pyrophilous) fungi seem to disappear. Where do they go?<br /> <br /> The study here sought an answer, suspecting an association with some mosses that reappeared soon after a forest fire in North Carolina in 2016. They looked for fungi lurking as endophytes inside moss and other samples, both by growing them on agar and by DNA sequencing, and they found a number of different known pyrophilous fungi. Some of these were in soil, or samples from outside the burned area, but the majority were inside mosses growing in the recently burned zone.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Raudabaugh DB, Matheny PB, Hughes KW, Iturriaga T, Sargent M, Miller AN. 2020. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1754504819300716" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Where are they hiding? Testing the body snatchers hypothesis in pyrophilous fungi</a>. Fungal Ecol 43:100870.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://mbio.asm.org/content/10/5/e02307-19" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotic yeast species could inhibit pathogenic yeasts</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191030110037.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plant passes on nitrogen fixing symbionts to offspring</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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412: Carbon Concentration Complicates Crop Cooperation
<p>This episode: Looking at the effects of almost doubling CO<sub>2</sub> concentrations on the interaction between wheat varieties and beneficial fungi!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF412.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.1 MB, 11.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Lato River virus<br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191024075015.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> As the world's population grows, feeding everyone will grow more challenging. Advances in technology in the past have made today's population possible, but future advances may be needed, especially in the face of an increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.<br /> <br /> Soil microbes that partner with crop plants for the benefit of each may be part of the solution. One option to explore is a group called mycorrhizal fungi, which associate with plant roots to extend their nutrient-gathering ability, in exchange for carbon compounds produced by photosynthesis. This study examined the influence of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on the interaction of several varieties of wheat with these fungi.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Thirkell TJ, Pastok D, Field KJ. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.14851" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Carbon for nutrient exchange between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and wheat varies according to cultivar and changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration</a>. Glob Change Biol.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jam.14489" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes could make paper whitening more environmentally friendly</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191017140238.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Compound from rotifers could prevent transmission of eukaryotic parasite</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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411: Parasite Produces Partial Plant-like Predator
<p>This episode: Giant virus in newly discovered microscopic marine predator encodes several light-harvesting proteins!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF411.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.8 MB, 11.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Dolphin mastadenovirus A<br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190926114005.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Giant viruses are distinct in many ways from other viruses, even aside from their size. One way is the large number and variety of genes they carry in their genome. Though many of their genes are unknown in origin and function, many others appear to take the place of essential reproductive functions, such as translation and protein synthesis. This allows them to assume more control of their host's metabolism and control its resources more optimally.<br /> <br /> In this study, the sequence of a giant virus was discovered seemingly infecting a newly discovered microscopic marine predator. The eukaryotic cell feeds on smaller microbes such as bacteria, but strangely, the virus carries genes for several light-harvesting proteins, possibly converting a heterotrophic predator into a partial phototroph.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Needham DM, Yoshizawa S, Hosaka T, Poirier C, Choi CJ, Hehenberger E, Irwin NAT, Wilken S, Yung C-M, Bachy C, Kurihara R, Nakajima Y, Kojima K, Kimura-Someya T, Leonard G, Malmstrom RR, Mende DR, Olson DK, Sudo Y, Sudek S, Richards TA, DeLong EF, Keeling PJ, Santoro AE, Shirouzu M, Iwasaki W, Worden AZ. 2019. <a href= "https://www.pnas.org/content/116/41/20574" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">A distinct lineage of giant viruses brings a rhodopsin photosystem to unicellular marine predators</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 116:20574–20583.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-10-mussels-harbor-strains-bacteria-gills.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deep-sea mussels collect multiple symbiont microbes to use best one for current environment</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-10-tiny-droplets-bacteria-survive-daytime.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microscopic water droplets help bacteria survive on dry leaves</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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410: Microbes Modify Muscle Measurement
<p>This episode: Mice that got a microbe transplant from humans with higher physical function performed better in certain ways than mice receiving microbes from humans with lower physical function!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF410.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.7 MB, 9.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stenotrophomonas maltophila</a></em><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190917193639.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Our bodies and our microbe communities are closely interconnected, with effects going both ways. Studies had previously shown that making changes to the microbe communities of mice could even affect the physical function and body composition of the mice.<br /> <br /> This study aimed at addressing the same question in humans. There were certain consistent differences in microbial communities between elderly people with high ability to function physically, compared with low functioning people. These differences carried over in transplants of microbes from people to mice, and mice receiving microbes from high-functioning humans did better in tests of grip strength than mice receiving microbes from low-functioning people.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Fielding RA, Reeves AR, Jasuja R, Liu C, Barrett BB, Lustgarten MS. 2019. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0531556519304772" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Muscle strength is increased in mice that are colonized with microbiota from high-functioning older adults</a>. Exp Gerontol 127:110722.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191003114034.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering better viruses for phage therapy</a></li> <li><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/7726/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Using staph bacteria to clean up metal-polluted environments</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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409: Marine Methane Mostly Munched
<p>This episode: Microbes in low-oxygen zones in the ocean consume significant amounts of methane anaerobically!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF409.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.2 MB, 7.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Mojiang henipavirus<br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190910134309.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Fortunately there's not as much of it in the atmosphere, but even smaller amounts can have significant effects on the climate.<br /> <br /> One source of methane is low-oxygen zones in the ocean, where certain kinds of archaea make methane as part of their energy metabolism. This study found that other anaerobic microbes in the same areas consume much of this methane, preventing it from reaching the atmosphere.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Thamdrup B, Steinsdóttir HGR, Bertagnolli AD, Padilla CC, Patin NV, Garcia‐Robledo E, Bristow LA, Stewart FJ. 2019. <a href= "https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lno.11235" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Anaerobic methane oxidation is an important sink for methane in the ocean’s largest oxygen minimum zone</a>. Limnol Oceanogr 64:2569–2585.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12476-z" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Correlated microbiome metabolites with compounds in blood of twins</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.14808" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria inhibit soil fungi via airborne chemicals</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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408: Currents Carry Cloud Creators
<p>This episode: Ocean bacteria brought up from the sea floor into the air can help create clouds!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF408.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.1 MB, 8.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces thermodiastaticus</em><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190829115428.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> The ocean is an important player affecting the climate of the planet, in many ways. Its effects on clouds influence the amount of solar radiation reflected back into space or trapped as heat, and microbes play a role in this effect. Certain microbes make particles that form the nucleus of water droplets or ice crystals that make up clouds, and other microbes can perform this nucleation themselves.<br /> <br /> In this study, an unusual combination of a phytoplankton bloom and strong winds and currents, all in the right places, led to a large number of ice-nucleating bacteria being fed and then brought up from the sea floor and launched into the air, possibly affecting weather patterns in the Arctic.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Creamean JM, Cross JN, Pickart R, McRaven L, Lin P, Pacini A, Hanlon R, Schmale DG, Ceniceros J, Aydell T, Colombi N, Bolger E, DeMott PJ. 2019. <a href= "https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019GL083039" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ice Nucleating Particles Carried From Below a Phytoplankton Bloom to the Arctic Atmosphere</a>. Geophys Res Lett 46:8572–8581.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02770-7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacterial immune system (CRISPR/Cas) could save bananas from fungus that wipes them out</a></li> <li><a href="https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/9/eaaw9969" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Potentially useful antibiotic produced by gut microbe</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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407: Fungus Facilitates Phototroph Feeding
<p>Probably the last episode of the year. See you in the next!<br /> <br /> This episode: Fungus living inside plants helps them form partnerships with nitrogen-fixing bacteria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF407.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Prevotella_intermedia" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Prevotella intermedia</a></em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Plants are very good at acquiring carbon, but they can often use some help with other nutrients. Many form partnerships with microbes such as nitrogen-fixing bacteria or mycorrhizal fungi that can help gather nutrients from the soil better than the plants' own roots.<br /> <br /> In this study, legume plants could form a partnership with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in its roots, but a fungus living inside the plant could enhance this partnership even more, increasing the amount of nitrogen acquired and influencing the community of microbes around the plant roots in ways favorable to all partners.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Xie X-G, Zhang F-M, Yang T, Chen Y, Li X-G, Dai C-C. 2019. <a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/lookup/doi/10.1128/mBio.00728-19" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Endophytic Fungus Drives Nodulation and N<sub>2</sub> Fixation Attributable to Specific Root Exudates</a>. mBio 10:e00728-19, /mbio/10/4/mBio.00728-19.atom.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190912112430.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Diet could affect antibiotic impact on the gut microbiome</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190919142342.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feeding gut microbes particular preferred foods can manipulate the community structure</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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406: Different DNA Destroys Disease Drivers
<p>This episode: DNA from related species can kill certain pathogens when they incorporate it into their genome!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF406.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.9 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Ungulate tetraparvovirus 3<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(19)30358-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paper summary</a> (paywall)<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> <em>Neisseria gonorrhoeae</em>, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, have the unusual ability of taking up DNA from their surroundings at any time and making use of it in their own genome. This helps them acquire useful traits that help them survive better, such as antibiotic resistance. But it turns out that the ability is also a secret weakness!<br /> <br /> This study showed that when <em>N. gonorrhoeae</em> takes up DNA from harmless, commensal species of <em>Neisseria</em> in the body, the DNA is similar enough to be incorporated into the genome but different enough that it kills the pathogen. This effect also occurs with a serious pathogen in the same genus, <em>N. meningitidis</em>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Kim WJ, Higashi D, Goytia M, Rendón MA, Pilligua-Lucas M, Bronnimann M, McLean JA, Duncan J, Trees D, Jerse AE, So M. 2019. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/abstract/S1931-3128(19)30347-6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Commensal <em>Neisseria</em> Kill <em>Neisseria gonorrhoeae</em> through a DNA-Dependent Mechanism</a>. Cell Host Microbe 26:228-239.e8.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190904090309.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kombucha could be good model system for studying microbial cooperation</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-09-serotonin-popular-anti-depressant-affect-gut.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Antidepressants can modify bacterial metabolism of serotonin in the gut</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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405: Coated Colonizers Counteract Corrosion
<p>This episode: Coating metal surfaces with artificial biofilms could help keep the surfaces corrosion-free even in the ocean!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF405.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 9.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Hymenopteran ambidensovirus 1<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> The ocean can be a harsh place for metal surfaces. Between the water, the salt, and oxygen (near the surface), corrosion is a common reality. Microbes in the ocean can contribute to this too, degrading metal structures to obtain energy for their metabolism. They colonize surfaces in biofilms that can be difficult to remove, a process called biofouling.<br /> <br /> In this study, instead of trying to remove or prevent biofilms on surfaces, artificial biofilms were created by coating the surfaces and specially selected bacterial cells with polymers. This approach did not prevent colonization by other organisms in the sea, but preliminary results suggested that the community that did take up residence was not as corrosive as the communities found on uncoated steel.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Rijavec T, Zrimec J, Spanning R van, Lapanje A. 2019. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/advs.201901408" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Natural Microbial Communities Can Be Manipulated by Artificially Constructed Biofilms</a>. Adv Sci 6:1901408.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-08-microorganisms-iron-sheet-piling-degradation.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Some microbe biofilms can protect outdoor metal sheets from corrosion</a></li> <li><a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.14765" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How bacteria can be helpful for growing edible mushrooms</a> (review)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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404: Phages Force Food Finding
<p>This episode: Another climate-related story: Cyanobacteria infected by viruses continue taking up nutrients from their environment, using it to make more viruses than would otherwise be possible!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF404.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 9.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "http://www.walpa.org/waterline/march-2014/investigating-the-role-of-viruses-in-microcystis-sp-bloom-collapse/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Microcystis</em> virus Ma-LMM01</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-07-viruses-affect-climate-probes-effects.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Though global warming is a global problem, accurate models for predicting where things are headed need to incorporate the activity of even the smallest organisms, if they're numerous enough. Photosynthesis and other activities of microbes in the oceans are a big sink for carbon, but cycles of other nutrients and also viruses can affect the carbon cycle.<br /> <br /> In this study, phages infecting photosynthetic ocean bacteria were able to continue their host's uptake of nitrogen from the environment even after mostly shutting down the host's own protein production and growth. This has implications for how viruses affect carbon cycling by cyanobacteria and how quickly populations of these bacteria may grow or die off.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Waldbauer JR, Coleman ML, Rizzo AI, Campbell KL, Lotus J, Zhang L. 2019. <a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/116/31/15590" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Nitrogen sourcing during viral infection of marine cyanobacteria</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 116:15590–15595.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190820200449.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Transplants of gut microbes help koalas eat wider range of food</a></li> <li><a href= "https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14793" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skin bacteria can help attract (or repulse) mosquitoes</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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403: Mercury Modifies Microbe Metabolism
<p>This episode: First episode of a climate-related arc! Considering microorganisms is important when predicting the amount of carbon coming from soil as temperature increases!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF403.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (4.7 MB, 6.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces</em> virus Zemlya<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-07-microbes-soil-respiration.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Soil as a whole has a big influence on the climate of the planet, by enabling the communities of organisms that live in it to interact and grow, taking up gases from the atmosphere and putting others back in. Even aside from plants that grow in it, the other organisms in soil can respire and break down compounds to produce CO2, adding to what's in the atmosphere already.<br /> <br /> There has long been observed a relationship between ambient temperatures and this respiration in soil, such that more heat means more activity and more gases released from the soil, but today's study found that the microbial biomass in a given piece of land can have a big effect on the temperature/respiration relationship.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Čapek P, Starke R, Hofmockel KS, Bond-Lamberty B, Hess N. 2019. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038071719301506" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Apparent temperature sensitivity of soil respiration can result from temperature driven changes in microbial biomass</a>. Soil Biol Biochem 135:286–293.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11274-019-2702-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phosphate-solubilizing bacteria could help replace fertilizer for plants</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-08-microbiome-ciliates.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ciliate protists have bacterial microbiomes too</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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402: Microbe Membranes Mobilize Microglia
<p>This episode: Gut microbes can stimulate immune cells in mouse brains to fight off viral infections!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF402.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.0 MB, 13.0 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptoverticillium mobaraense</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190716081050.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> The central nervous system, including the brain, is a protected area of the body. Pathogens that get in can do a lot of damage, including memory loss, paralysis, and death, so there's a strict barrier in healthy people that keeps most things out of this area: the blood-brain barrier. The immune system is also kept separate, so special cells called microglia do the patrolling and protection of the brain.<br /> <br /> Nevertheless, microbes in the gut can influence the function of the immune system in the brain, even from a distance. In this study, mice lacking gut microbes did not have as effective an immune response to a virus infecting the brain, and it was found that molecules from bacterial outer membranes were sensed by microglia to activate their defensive response.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Brown DG, Soto R, Yandamuri S, Stone C, Dickey L, Gomes-Neto JC, Pastuzyn ED, Bell R, Petersen C, Buhrke K, Fujinami RS, O’Connell RM, Stephens WZ, Shepherd JD, Lane TE, Round JL. 2019. <a href= "https://elifesciences.org/articles/47117" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage through microglia-intrinsic TLR signaling</a>. eLife 8:e47117.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190722111923.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certain microbes associated with slower progression of degenerative disease in mice</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724104026.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fungus produces compound that neutralizes skunk odor</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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401: Phototrophs Fill Fungal Filaments
<p>This episode: In this partnership between fungus and algae, the algae eventually take up residence inside their partner!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF401.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.4 MB, 12.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_wilt" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Erwinia tracheiphila</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190723163943.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a>/<a href= "https://elifesciences.org/articles/49448" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Summary article</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Partnerships and cooperation between otherwise free-living organisms is common in the natural world. Partnering with a photosynthetic organism is a smart approach, allowing the partner to get its energy from the sun and making gathering nutrients easier for the phototroph, and possibly offering protection as well. But in most partnerships, each partner stays separated by its own cell membrane.<br /> <br /> In this study, a fungus and an alga grow well together, exchanging carbon for nitrogen, similar to how lichens operate. But after a month or so of co-culture, the algae apparently enter the cells of the fungus somehow and live inside it, happily growing and dividing, turning the fungus green.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Du Z-Y, Zienkiewicz K, Vande Pol N, Ostrom NE, Benning C, Bonito GM. 2019. <a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/47815" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Algal-fungal symbiosis leads to photosynthetic mycelium</a>. eLife 8:e47815.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708122355.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skin microbe transplants could produce healthier skin communities</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190717122557.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Algae took genes from bacteria to deal with harsh conditions</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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400: Considering Consumables' Community Correlations
<p>This episode: Figuring out how gut communities change with changes in diet!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF301.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Hepacivirus A<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190715164650.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Diet can play a big role in our health. It's not a magic pill that can cure or prevent anything, but a good diet can significantly reduce many health risks for the average person, compared with a bad diet.<br /> <br /> Diet also has a big effect on the community of microbes in our gut, and this may play a role in the health effects we see from diet, so understanding how food and microbes interact is important. This study looked at the diet quality of participants in several food categories, and correlated this with various kinds of microbes found inside them.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Liu Y, Ajami NJ, El-Serag HB, Hair C, Graham DY, White DL, Chen L, Wang Z, Plew S, Kramer J, Cole R, Hernaez R, Hou J, Husain N, Jarbrink-Sehgal ME, Kanwal F, Ketwaroo G, Natarajan Y, Shah R, Velez M, Mallepally N, Petrosino JF, Jiao L. 2019. <a href= "https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/110/3/701/5530748" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dietary quality and the colonic mucosa–associated gut microbiome in humans</a>. Am J Clin Nutr 110:701–712.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190627164743.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sea slug uses defensive toxins that bacteria make for algae it eats</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190627113947.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Good bacteria help bats survive deadly fungus</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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399: Conductor Creating Carbon Canvases
<p>This episode: Bacteria can aide the production of the useful material graphene, using their ability to add electrons to external surfaces!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF399.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 11.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Brevibacterium frigoritolerans</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190710163413.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Advanced materials often take advanced techniques to create, but they offer numerous benefits: increased strength and flexibility, smaller size, more options. One such material is graphene, which is basically a sheet of carbon atoms linked together like chainmail. It is only a single atom thick but is amazingly strong, mostly transparent, and good at conducting heat and electricity.<br /> <br /> The trick is, it's hard to make in large quantities cheaply and easily. Sheets of carbons can be obtained from blocks of graphite, but these sheets are graphene oxide, which lack the desirable properties of graphene. Chemical methods can be used to remove the oxidation, but they are harsh and difficult. Luckily, bacteria are great at microscopic remodeling. In this study, electron-transferring bacteria are able to reduce the graphene oxide to graphene with properties almost as good as are achieved by chemical reduction.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Lehner BAE, Janssen VAEC, Spiesz EM, Benz D, Brouns SJJ, Meyer AS, van der Zant HSJ. 2019. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/open.201900186" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creation of Conductive Graphene Materials by Bacterial Reduction Using <em>Shewanella oneidensis</em></a>. ChemistryOpen 8:888–895.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190621220744.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Frog skin gut bacteria correlate with resistance to deadly virus</a></li> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-019-0709-3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skin microbiota could be transplanted to treat skin conditions</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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398: Marathon Microbes Maximize Mileage
<p>This episode: Bacteria found in the guts of serious athletes help mice exercise longer by transforming their metabolic waste!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF398.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.3 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregatibacter_actinomycetemcomitans" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Aggregatibacter</em> (<em>Actinobacillus</em>) <em>actinomycetemcomitans</em></a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190624111441.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Our gut microbes affect many aspects of health, and many aspects of how we live affect our microbes. One such aspect is physical exertion, which has been associated with enrichment of various microbes in the guts of athletes. This observation led to the question: are these microbes just benefiting from the high levels of exertion, or are they able to contribute also?<br /> <br /> This study found that certain such bacteria, when given to mice, enabled the mice to run for a longer period on a treadmill. These microbes break down lactic acid, which is generated in our bodies when we push our physical limits, but the study provided evidence that the longer run times were due not to removal of this waste product, but to the propionate compound produced by its degradation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Scheiman J, Luber JM, Chavkin TA, MacDonald T, Tung A, Pham L-D, Wibowo MC, Wurth RC, Punthambaker S, Tierney BT, Yang Z, Hattab MW, Avila-Pacheco J, Clish CB, Lessard S, Church GM, Kostic AD. 2019. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0485-4" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Meta-omics analysis of elite athletes identifies a performance-enhancing microbe that functions via lactate metabolism</a>. Nat Med 25:1104–1109.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190614111919.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Aphids hijacked viral gene to determine whether they grow wings</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190619094839.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phage therapy could help treat green sea turtles</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/BFGooglePodcasts" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://bit.ly/BfAndroid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Android</a>, or <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a>.</p>
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397: Plant Promotes Pathogen-Prohibiting Partner
<p>This episode: Plants stimulate their root bacteria to compete better, and these bacteria help the plants resist disease!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF397.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.3 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bacillus_circulans" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacillus circulans</a></em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> In some ways, plants' roots are like our gut. They both absorb nutrients, and they both have complex communities of microbes living alongside the host cells. These microbes can assist their hosts in various ways, and get fed in return.<br /> <br /> In this study, one species of root bacterium is able to compete against others by producing an antimicrobial compound. The plant stimulates this production with chemical signals, and benefits from its symbionts' increased competitiveness because the bacterium helps the plant resist infection.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Ogran A, Yardeni EH, Keren-Paz A, Bucher T, Jain R, Gilhar O, Kolodkin-Gal I. 2019. <a href= "https://aem.asm.org/content/85/13/e00512-19" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Plant Host Induces Antibiotic Production To Select the Most-Beneficial Colonizers</a>. Appl Environ Microbiol 85:e00512-19.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613103142.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plant virus influences aphid viral infection, which possibly increases spread of both</a></li> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mbo3.755" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Producing bioplastics from low-cost carbon sources</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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396: Bacteria Boost Blood Bank Budgets
<p>This episode: Bacterial enzymes could convert donated blood to be compatible with more people in need!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF396.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.0 MB, 11.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jgv/10.1099/0022-1317-72-12-3115" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cucumber leaf spot virus</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-06-enzymes-blood-human-gut-biome.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Blood transfusions using donated blood save many lives. Unfortunately, most donations can't be given to just anyone that needs blood; there must be a match in blood type between donor and recipient, or else a life-threatening reaction could occur in the recipient's body. So type A can't donate to type B, or vice versa, but type O is compatible with the other types.<br /> <br /> In this study, bacterial enzymes found in human gut microbes have the ability to cleave off the unique type A and B sugars on the surface of red blood cells. This could allow the conversion of all donated blood to type O, greatly increasing the blood bank supply, but more testing is needed to develop the process.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Rahfeld P, Sim L, Moon H, Constantinescu I, Morgan-Lang C, Hallam SJ, Kizhakkedathu JN, Withers SG. 2019. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0469-7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">An enzymatic pathway in the human gut microbiome that converts A to universal O type blood</a>. Nat Microbiol 4:1475–1485.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01827-x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Interesting new protist has novel swimming stroke</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190611081905.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Quantum dot-microbe hybrids power conversion of carbon dioxide to useful stuff</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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395: Many Microbiome Mindsets
<p>This episode: Five different ways of thinking about our relationship with our microbes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF395.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (20.4 MB, 29.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20537670" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Tuhoko rubulavirus 3</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605150700.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> The microbiome by itself is an amazingly complicated community of many different species, with different lifestyles and metabolisms, all living together in competition and cooperation. On top of that, interactions between the microbiome and our body and our lifestyle multiply the complexity even more.<br /> <br /> This article explores five different views of the microbiome and how it fits into our body (or how the body fits in with the microbiome). From the organ view to the ecosystem view, each is a different way of looking at the different functions, dynamic patterns, and integration of the microbiome in its host, and each provides guidance for how to approach treatment of disease and maintenance of health.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Morar N, Bohannan BJM. 2019. <a href= "https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/703582" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Conceptual Ecology of the Human Microbiome</a>. The Quarterly Review of Biology 94:149–175.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/42866" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">New resource connecting drugs, foods, and microbiota enzymes for potential interactions</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/116/24/11587.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Building cancer-killing viruses that are controlled with light</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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394: Skinny Cell Structure Supports
<p>This episode: Not as simple as it sounds—how rod-shaped bacteria maintain their shape!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Ethan Garner for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF394.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 9.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165370/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Erwinia</em> virus M7</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190520165015.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Microbes seem like they should be a lot simpler than large multicellular organisms, but even what seems like it should be a simple system in microbes can be surprisingly complex. In this case, the system bacteria maintaining their particular cell shape.<br /> <br /> Spherical cells have it easier: just add more cell material at every point. But for rods, they must make the cell longer without making it wider. How do they accomplish this? Two groups of proteins work together to help rod-shaped species grow, but how they work wasn't specifically known.<br /> <br /> In this study, it was found that one group of proteins adds more cell material as it moves around the circumference, while the other adds structure to the cell that allows it to maintain shape. The more of these structural proteins present, the thinner the cell can stay.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Dion MF, Kapoor M, Sun Y, Wilson S, Ryan J, Vigouroux A, van Teeffelen S, Oldenbourg R, Garner EC. 2019. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0439-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Bacillus subtilis</em> cell diameter is determined by the opposing actions of two distinct cell wall synthetic systems</a>. Nat Microbiol 4:1294–1305.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-06-enzymes-giant-ocean-viruses.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Giant viruses have genes encoding interesting chemical-metabolizing enzymes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-06-deceptively-simple-minute-marine-animals.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tiny marine animal with two intriguing bacterial symbionts</a></li> </ul> <a href="https://blog.feedspot.com/microbiology_podcasts/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Check out BacterioFiles featured in Top 10 Microbiology Podcasts</a><br /> <br /> Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles@gmail.com</a>. Thanks for listening! <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> </div>
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393: Prokaryote Partner Prevents Pathogen Potency
<p>This episode: Bacterial symbionts of amoebas help them survive bacterial infection, and prevent pathogens from spreading to others as much!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF393.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://ijs.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/ijsem/10.1099/00207713-26-2-238" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Eubacterium dolichum</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href="https://phys.org/news/2019-05-symbionts-lifesavers.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Amoebas are free-living, single-celled organisms, but they have some things in common with some cells of our immune system (macrophages). For example, certain bacterial pathogens can infect both in similar ways. So it can be useful to study the interactions of amoebas and bacteria to learn about our own immune defenses.<br /> <br /> In this study, the amoeba <em>Acanthamoeba castellanii</em> has another bacterial symbiont that helps it resist killing by the bacterial pathogen <em>Legionella pneumophila</em>. Once the amoebas recovered from the infection, they were more resistant to future challenges. Even better, the symbiont prevented the pathogen from transforming into a more spreadable form like it does when infecting amoebas alone.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> König L, Wentrup C, Schulz F, Wascher F, Escola S, Swanson MS, Buchrieser C, Horn M. 2019. <a href= "https://mbio.asm.org/content/10/3/e00333-19" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Symbiont-Mediated Defense against <em>Legionella pneumophila</em> in Amoebae</a>. mBio 10:e00333-19.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190530160647.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RNA-cutting CRISPR/Cas system induces bacterial dormancy to prevent phage replication</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1291-3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut bacteria degrade/modify many different kinds of drugs</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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392: Magnetic Microbes Maneuver Marine Manager
<p>This episode: A marine protist can orient itself along magnetic fields thanks to bacterial symbionts on its surface that make magnetic nanoparticles!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF392.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.2 MB, 7.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Chlorocebus pygerythrus</em> polyomavirus 3<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Various kinds of bacteria can orient their movement along a magnetic field. These are called magnetotactic, and they use this ability to swim toward or away from the surface of their aquatic habitat, to adjust their oxygen exposure according to their preference.<br /> <br /> No eukaryotic microbes have yet been discovered that can sense and react to magnetic fields like these prokaryotes. In this study, however, a protist was discovered that can do it via its partnership with ectosymbionts, or bacteria attached to its surface, that sense magnetism and orient their host's movement. In return, factors of the host's metabolism may feed its symbionts.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Monteil CL, Vallenet D, Menguy N, Benzerara K, Barbe V, Fouteau S, Cruaud C, Floriani M, Viollier E, Adryanczyk G, Leonhardt N, Faivre D, Pignol D, López-García P, Weld RJ, Lefevre CT. 2019. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0432-7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ectosymbiotic bacteria at the origin of magnetoreception in a marine protist</a>. Nat Microbiol 4:1088–1095.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-05-transgenic-fungus-rapidly-malaria-mosquitoes.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fungus infects mosquitoes and quickly kills them with engineered toxin</a></li> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-019-0691-9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nose microbe helps mediate immune response to flu virus, in mouse study</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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391: Slime Stores Sodium Sensibility
<p>This episode: Slime molds can learn to get used to salt and hold on to that memory even after a period of dormancy!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF391.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.9 MB, 9.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Nocardia transvalensis</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-04-slime-mold-absorbs-substances.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Slime mold <em>Physarum polycephalum</em> has many surprisingly intelligent abilities, despite being only a single cell. Studying how these abilities work in the cell can teach us new ways that life can do things. The ability of interest here is habituation, or learning not to avoid a chemical that seems unpleasant to the cell but is not necessarily harmful, especially with a food reward.<br /> <br /> The slime mold can become habituated to salt, in this case, learning to tolerate it enough to pass through a gradient of increasing concentration to get to some food as quickly as it crosses the same distance with no salt present. The scientists here learned that the cell takes up sodium into itself as it habituates, and holds onto both sodium and its memory through a period of hibernation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Boussard A., Delescluse J., Pérez-Escudero A., Dussutour A. 2019. <a href= "https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstb.2018.0368" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Memory inception and preservation in slime moulds: the quest for a common mechanism</a>. Phil Trans R Soc B 374:20180368.</p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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390: Friendly Phages Find Foes
<p>This episode: Bacteria carry deadly phages and use them against rival strains!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF390.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Bifidobacterium bifidum</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-04-bacteria-harness-viruses-distinguish-friend.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Bacteria such as <em>Escherichia coli</em> live in environments such as the gut with many other types of microbes, and often develop communities of microbes cooperating and/or competing with each other for resources. But in order to cooperate or compete, bacteria must first be able to identify and discriminate between themselves and others. Sometimes microbes do this by exchanging membrane molecules, or secreting chemical signals that only partners can detect, or transferring plasmids or producing antimicrobial compounds that kill competitors.<br /> <br /> In the current study, scientists discovered a strain of <em>E. coli</em> that carries around phages that help them distinguish other strains and compete with them. When this strain encounters another, the phages it carries attack and destroy cells of the other strain, while leaving the carrier strain mostly unharmed. This strategy is not without cost, though; the viral proteins take resources to produce, and when there's no competing strains around, the virus can attack its carrier to some extent.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Song S, Guo Y, Kim J-S, Wang X, Wood TK. 2019. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/abstract/S2211-1247(19)30400-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phages Mediate Bacterial Self-Recognition.</a> Cell Reports 27:737-749.e4.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bacteria-behavior-tackle-tiny-obstacle.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>E. coli</em> adjusts its swimming to get around obstacles</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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389: Prokaryotes Pacify Protein Problem
<p>This episode: Engineered bacteria could help people digest an essential nutrient when they can't digest it themselves!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF389.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.5 MB, 9.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadipiro_virus" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Kadipiro virus</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(19)30167-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a> (paywall)<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/have-researchers-developed-a-potential-microbial-miracle-for-phenylketonuria-patients/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Science-Based Medicine blog article about phenylketonuria, Synlogic, and engineering bacteria to treat this disorder, with lots of good detail</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Treating genetic disorders can be very difficult. Sometimes they can be managed, with lifestyle, diet, or medication, but cure has almost always been out of the picture. With a disorder such as phenylketonuria (PKU), for example, in which the body is unable to fully metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine, diet and medication may work to some extent.<br /> <br /> In an effort to provide better options for PKU, scientists at Synlogic, Inc have created a strain of <em>Escherichia coli</em> that produces phenylalanine-degrading enzymes in the gut. The hope is that ingesting this bacterium could allow PKU patients to be less restrictive with their diet.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Isabella VM, Ha BN, Castillo MJ, Lubkowicz DJ, Rowe SE, Millet YA, Anderson CL, Li N, Fisher AB, West KA, Reeder PJ, Momin MM, Bergeron CG, Guilmain SE, Miller PF, Kurtz CB, Falb D. 2018. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt.4222" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Development of a synthetic live bacterial therapeutic for the human metabolic disease phenylketonuria</a>. Nat Biotechnol 36:857–864.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190514081740.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotic molecule induces protection in mice against viral brain infection</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-05-genes-coli-bacteria-genome.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>E. coli</em> growing with artificially synthesized genome</a> <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01584-x" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">(Extra information)</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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388: Floor Fungi Fracture Phthalates
<p>This episode: Microbes in household dust help degrade potentially harmful plasticizer chemicals!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Ashleigh Bope for her contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF388.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.7 MB, 7.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Rosa rugosa</em> leaf distortion virus<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190410112738.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Modern life and technology comes with modern challenges, including exposure to chemicals in building materials and such that humans didn't encounter much before the last few generations. Phthalate esters, found in PVC and other materials, can accumulate in homes and cause some problems, especially in children.<br /> <br /> Modern life is also new to microbes, but they are very adaptable and versatile. In this study, microbes in household dust show some ability to break down the phthalates over time. Whether this activity is significant and beneficial to residents remains to be discovered.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Bope A, Haines SR, Hegarty B, Weschler CJ, Peccia J, Dannemiller KC. <a href= "https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/em/c9em00050j" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Degradation of phthalate esters in floor dust at elevated relative humidity</a>. Environ Sci: Processes Impacts.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/116/19/9178.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Native fungi tag team to kill invasive insect pest</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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387: Carbonate Creators Combat Cracking
<p>This episode: Bacteria strengthen concrete while helping to prevent damage from road salts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF387.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.8 MB, 7.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Azospirillum_brasilense" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azospirillum brasilense</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190409135831.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Winter is a bad time for concrete outside. Water seeps into cracks and freezes, causing bigger cracks that widen into potholes. Even the road salts used to keep water from freezing can react with compounds in the cement to break down the structure of the concrete.<br /> <br /> This study looks to bacteria for a solution for protecting concrete from these reactions. <em>Sporosarcina pasteurii</em>, given the right nutrients, can take the harmful salt compounds and turn them into minerals that strengthen the concrete instead of weakening it.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Ksara M, Newkirk R, Langroodi SK, Althoey F, Sales CM, Schauer CL, Farnam Y. 2019. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061818324334" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbial damage mitigation strategy in cementitious materials exposed to calcium chloride</a>. Construction and Building Materials 195:1–9.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133517.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Developing way for bacteria to make mother-of-pearl, a tough and useful material</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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386: Cupola Contaminant Cleaners
<p>This episode: Bacteria help gently clean residue off artworks painted on stone!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF386.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.6 MB, 6.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Cellulophaga</em> virus Cba171<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> More and more cleaning products these days contain an ingredient called "enzymes." These are proteins that break down contaminants biologically instead of just removing them chemically, in a targeted manner.<br /> <br /> In a similar approach, this study explores applying bacteria directly to classic artwork painted directly on stone, to clean up residues on the surface. These bacteria can produce enzymes on site and degrade the contaminants while leaving the underlying paint intact.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Ranalli G, Zanardini E, Rampazzi L, Corti C, Andreotti A, Colombini MP, Bosch‐Roig P, Lustrato G, Giantomassi C, Zari D, Virilli P. 2019. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jam.14275" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Onsite advanced biocleaning system on historical wall paintings using new agar-gauze bacteria gel</a>. J Appl Microbiol 126:1785–1796.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/116/17/8544.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mouth bacteria prevent gum disease by interfering with activity of other bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133557.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Despite identical genetics, individual bacteria can behave differently through random variation</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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385: Prokaryotes Protect Paper
<p>This episode: Bacteria produce antifungal compounds that can protect paper from fungal deterioration!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF385.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.8 MB, 7.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Acetobacter aceti</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Paper is a very useful information storage medium, but it is also somewhat delicious for microbes that can break it down as food, degrade the quality, and cause indelible stains and discoloration under the right conditions. Preventing this usually requires careful control, such as keeping humidity low, for storing paper for long periods.<br /> <br /> In this study, scientists tested the ability of the bacterium <em>Lysobacter enzymogenes</em> to protect paper via the antifungal compounds it produces. This first required filtering out the pigments that the bacteria produced, to prevent them from discoloring the paper. Once a method for this filtering was in place, they found the bacterial culture supernatant could significantly reduce fungal growth on various kinds of paper, and protect the paper from staining and degradation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Chen Z, Zou J, Chen B, Du L, Wang M. 2019. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jam.14265" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Protecting books from mold damage by decreasing paper bioreceptivity to fungal attack using de-coloured cell-free supernatant of <em>Lysobacter enzymogenes</em> C3</a>. J Appl Microbiol 126:1772–1784.</p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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384: Moss Materials Modify Microbiota
<p>This episode: Contact with soil materials and moss causes significant, though short-term, changes in the skin microbiota!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Mira Grönroos for her contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF384.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Leonurus</em> mosaic virus<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Exposure to microbes throughout life is thought to help calibrate the immune system to some extent, reducing the risk of allergies and asthma without losing defense against pathogens. In this study, rubbing soil or packets of moss on the skin changed the composition of the skin microbiota temporarily, so this may be a way to help with this important type of exposure, but it is not yet known how to achieve optimal long-term effects.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Grönroos M, Parajuli A, Laitinen OH, Roslund MI, Vari HK, Hyöty H, Puhakka R, Sinkkonen A. 2019. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mbo3.645" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Short-term direct contact with soil and plant materials leads to an immediate increase in diversity of skin microbiota</a>. MicrobiologyOpen 8:e00645.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jobm.201800656" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cadmium-resistant microbes can help plants take up more cadmium to clean up soil</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/116/16/7982.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plant symbionts acquired genes that turned them into insect pathogens</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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383: Communities Carry Communicable Communities
<p>I'm back! This episode: Looking at how people in different villages share microbes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF383.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.5 MB, 7.0 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristispira" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cristispira pectinis</a></em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Our microbiota, the communities of microbes living in and on our bodies, are incredibly diverse and varied. Each person's is different, and they can change drastically over time with changes in location, diet, lifestyle, and other factors.<br /> <br /> Learning how our microbiota forms and changes and functions is important, because it can affect many aspects of health. In this study, villagers in the islands of Fiji share microbes with others in the same and other villages, but not always in patterns that might be expected.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Brito IL, Gurry T, Zhao S, Huang K, Young SK, Shea TP, Naisilisili W, Jenkins AP, Jupiter SD, Gevers D, Alm EJ. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0409-6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Transmission of human-associated microbiota along family and social networks</a>. Nat Microbiol.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/45343" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Figuring out how probiotic microbe protects gut against pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mbo3.675" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Insect symbiont <em>Wolbachia</em> grown in sugar yeast cells</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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382: Small Scavengers Suck Sizable Cells
<p>This episode: Fungus-hunting amoebas have different strategies for detecting and preying on single-celled and filamentous fungi!<br /> <br /> Also, a personal note: I'm going to be taking a few weeks off the podcast to be able to take full advantage of spring, but I'll be back as soon as the weather gets too hot.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF382.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Chondromyces catenulatus</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Amoebas in the microbial world are like powerful predators, going around gobbling up whatever they find that's small enough, by a process called phagocytosis, in which they surround their prey with their cell membrane and engulf it. It's similar to macrophages or white blood cells as part of our immune system in our bodies.<br /> <br /> The prey of amoebas includes bacteria, large viruses, and single-celled fungi called yeasts. In this study, scientists showed that some yeasts make great food sources for a certain kind of amoeba called <em>Protostelium aurantium</em>, while others either lack nutritional value or hide from the predators by covering up certain recognition molecules on their cell wall.<br /> <br /> They found that the amoebas could also consume the spores of filamentous fungi, and could even attack the filaments, or hyphae. In this latter case, instead of engulfing the large filaments, they pierced the cells and extracted their contents, an approach named ruphocytosis, from the Greek for suck or slurp.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Radosa S, Ferling I, Sprague JL, Westermann M, Hillmann F. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14588" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The different morphologies of yeast and filamentous fungi trigger distinct killing and feeding mechanisms in a fungivorous amoeba</a>. Environ Microbiol.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190404214756.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Finding potential antimicrobials from ant bacteria</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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381: Chlorophyll Can Convey Cancer Characteristics
<p>This episode: Pigmented bacteria can be used in a cancer imaging technique that combines light and sound!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF381.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.9 MB, 9.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces bellus</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Because "cancer" is a general term that describes many different forms of disease affecting different cells in different parts of the body, effective cancer treatment relies on understanding the location and physiology of the cancer in a given patient. New imaging technologies for diagnosis and analysis of cancer and for cancer research can be very valuable, especially if they don't require big investments of money and space.<br /> <br /> One promising imaging technology is called multispectral optoacoustic imaging, or MSOT. This uses pulses of light to create vibrations as pigments in tissues absorb the light and undergo thermal expansion; these vibrations are then detected by ultrasound technology. This approach allows good resolution and depth of imaging without large equipment like MRI machines, but the best results require adding pigments into the body.<br /> <br /> In this study, scientists showed that the photosynthetic pigments of purple non-sulfur bacteria can be useful in this optoacoustic imaging, providing a somewhat long-term, nontoxic approach. It proved especially interesting when they discovered that the wavelength spectrum changing over time was an indication of macrophage activity in the tumors.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Peters L, Weidenfeld I, Klemm U, Loeschcke A, Weihmann R, Jaeger K-E, Drepper T, Ntziachristos V, Stiel AC. 2019. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09081-5" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Phototrophic purple bacteria as optoacoustic <em>in vivo</em> reporters of macrophage activity</a>. Nat Commun 10:1191.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-04-electricity-conducting-bacteria-yield-secret-tiny.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Figuring out the structure of bacterial nanowires</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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380: Plant Promoter Produces Polymer
<p>This episode: A microbe that boosts plant growth needs to make storage polymers for both itself and the plant's sake!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF380.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Suid gammaherpesvirus 3<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Bacteria that promote plant growth are fascinating and not too hard to find. Plants and microbes make good partners by each contributing something the other needs. Plants make sugars via photosynthesis that microbes can use as food, and microbes can gather nutrients that plants can't make, can drive off pathogens, and can contribute to plant growth in other ways.<br /> <br /> However, plants aren't making sugars all the time, because the sun goes down every day. So what do partner microbes do at these times? In this study, a beneficial microbe <em>Herbaspirillum seropedicae</em> was found to produce a storage compound called polyhydroxyalkanoate, or PHA, that it could use to store food for times of scarcity. Mutants of this microbe that could not make the storage compound weren't very beneficial for their plant partners.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Alves LPS, Amaral FP do, Kim D, Bom MT, Gavídia MP, Teixeira CS, Holthman F, Pedrosa F de O, Souza EM de, Chubatsu LS, Müller-Santos M, Stacey G. 2019. <a href= "https://aem.asm.org/content/85/6/e02586-18" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Importance of Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate Metabolism to the Ability of <em>Herbaspirillum seropedicae</em> To Promote Plant Growth</a>. Appl Environ Microbiol 85:e02586-18.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39602-7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotic could help prevent viral infection</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-03-starving-bacteria-eject-tails-energy.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Some bacteria can cut off their propellers when lacking food to power them</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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379: Photons Facilitate Faster Flourishing
<p>This episode: Light increases the growth even of some bacteria that don't harvest its energy!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF379.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.0 MB, 9.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Methylococcus thermophilus</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190227155811.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Light from the sun is one of the fundamental sources of energy for life on this planet. Plants and other phototrophs—photosynthetic organisms that get their energy mainly from light—form the foundation of the food web, and organisms that feed on them or that feed on organisms that feed on them are all dependent on the ability to capture the sun's rays.<br /> <br /> There are other ways to benefit directly from the sun's energy, besides photosynthesis—some microbes have enzymes that use light energy to repair damage to DNA (the same damage that is caused by ultraviolet light), and we use sunlight to synthesize vitamin D.<br /> <br /> In this study, however, microbes are discovered to grow faster in the presence of light despite not being phototrophs or producing any light-harvesting proteins. The scientists discover some possible light-sensing proteins, though, that could regulate these microbes' behavior, allowing them to synchronize their growth cycles to phototroph partners in aquatic environments.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Maresca JA, Keffer JL, Hempel P, Polson SW, Shevchenko O, Bhavsar J, Powell D, Miller KJ, Singh A, Hahn MW. <a href= "https://jb.asm.org/content/early/2019/01/23/JB.00740-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Light modulates the physiology of non-phototrophic Actinobacteria</a>. J Bacteriol JB.00740-18.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190305135259.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Finding and capturing electrosynthetic microbes directly from hot springs</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190306171239.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lignin-eating microbe could be good source for renewable aromatic compounds</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-03-common-beetle-gut-microbiome-benefits.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wood-eating beetle has gut for breaking down wood in microbial production line fashion</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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378: Medusa Makes Marble Microbes
<p>This episode: Newly discovered giant virus from a hot spring turns its amoeba hosts to stone!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF378.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.7 MB, 7.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3497695/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Listeria</em> virus P70</a><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00591-2" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Viruses come in endless different shapes, sizes, and genetic configurations. Even within the group called giant viruses there is a large amount of variety. Many of their genes are unknown, without homology to any other sequences we have acquired in other areas of life. There is great potential to learn interesting things from these viruses.<br /> <br /> In this study, a new giant virus is discovered. Like many others, this infects amoebas, and causes them to transform from dynamic, shape-shifting cells into hard little cyst-like circles. This ability gave it the name Medusavirus. It's the first giant virus found in a relatively hot environment (a hot spring), and among other interesting features, it shows signs of multiple instances of gene transfer to and from its amoeba host.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Yoshikawa G, Blanc-Mathieu R, Song C, Kayama Y, Mochizuki T, Murata K, Ogata H, Takemura M. 2019. <a href= "https://jvi.asm.org/content/early/2019/02/04/JVI.02130-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Medusavirus, a novel large DNA virus discovered from hot spring water</a>. J Virol JVI.02130-18.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-03-bacteria-frog-skin-fungal-infections.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria on frog skin have antifungal potential</a></li> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jam.14241" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Phages could enhance effectiveness of antibiotics against pathogen biofilms</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190304121500.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cement-generating bacteria could make coal ash easier to store safely</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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377: Distributed Defense-Defeating Devices
<p>This episode: Newly discovered CRISPR-inhibiting genes are found in many different bacterial groups!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF377.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.0 MB, 8.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Borrelia mazzottii</em><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190205144338.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> The discovery of the microbial immune system, CRISPR-Cas, changed many things about the way we think of microbial ecology and interactions with microbe-infecting viruses. The CRISPR-Cas system can learn to detect new threats by capturing bits of their genetic sequences and using these to target the Cas proteins to chop up any such sequences that make it into the cytoplasm. This can greatly increase microbial survival in certain ecosystems in which viruses regularly kill a large percentage of the microbial population.<br /> <br /> To overcome this defense, a virus has to adapt, either by acquiring mutations that change its sequence, thus escaping detection, or by acquiring anti-CRISPR proteins that shut down the microbial defense directly. These possibilities make the complex ecology even more interesting.<br /> <br /> In this study, scientists develop a clever method for screening for new anti-CRISPR genes, and go searching for them in samples from various places (soil, animal guts, human gut). They find several new examples, which turn out to be found in many different kinds of species in many different environments.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Uribe RV, Helm E van der, Misiakou M-A, Lee S-W, Kol S, Sommer MOA. 2019. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/abstract/S1931-3128(19)30040-X" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Discovery and Characterization of Cas9 Inhibitors Disseminated across Seven Bacterial Phyla</a>. Cell Host & Microbe 25:233-241.e5.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mmi.14231" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Figuring out how phages gain new hosts</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190227131838.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yeast cells modified to produce cheap medical cannabinoids</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-02-species-golden-death-bacterium-digests.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Type of bacteria that digest parasitic roundworms from inside out</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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376: Pressurized Pollutant Pulls Products
<p>This episode: Supercritical carbon dioxide and bacteria that can grow in it make a great combination for biofuel production!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF376.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Flexibacter aggregans</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Biofuels are an important part of humanity's move away from non-renewable resources. They have a higher energy density than batteries are yet able to achieve, giving them significant advantages for transportation purposes in which tapping into an electric grid isn't possible. Depending on the biofuel, they also have the advantage of existing infrastructure: we don't need to build a whole new system of charging or refueling stations, but can use the systems already in place.<br /> <br /> However, biofuels as a collection of technologies still need some refinements. Yields for the more potentially sustainable approaches are low, and the lower the concentration of a soluble fuel, the more difficult it is to separate it from the non-fuel components of a fermentation. Microbial products also face the risk of contamination of a fermentation by unwanted organisms that use up the substrate without producing desirable products.<br /> <br /> In this study, supercritical carbon dioxide is considered as a fix for both of these problems. The gas is pressurized to a point at which it is indistinguishable from liquid. A strain of <em>Bacillus megaterium</em> is specially selected as capable of growing and fermenting in this environment, while contaminants are inhibited. The solvent potential of supercritical carbon dioxide also serves as a way to extract the biofuel product—in this case, isobutanol—from the aqueous part of the culture medium. While it needs some development, this approach yields promising results.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Boock JT, Freedman AJE, Tompsett GA, Muse SK, Allen AJ, Jackson LA, Castro-Dominguez B, Timko MT, Prather KLJ, Thompson JR. 2019. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08486-6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineered microbial biofuel production and recovery under supercritical carbon dioxide</a>. Nat Commun 10:587.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190221141459.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yeast adopted useful iron-capturing bacterial protein</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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375: Prepared Pathogen Preserves Perception
<p>This episode: A cancer-killing virus could help increase success of treatment of a form of eye cancer in children!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF375.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.0 MB, 8.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimivirus" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>Acanthamoeba polyphaga</em> mimivirus</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00273-z" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Cancer obviously is a serious concern, and can be tricky to treat because there are endless varieties in all different places in the body, each of which can have its own expected progression, aggressiveness, and methods of treatment to take into account.<br /> <br /> Even more serious is when the cancer is in very young children, as is often the case with a cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma. There are about 8000 cases of this disease per year, and when treatment is unsuccessful, it can lead to the loss of one or both eyes.<br /> <br /> In this study, investigators looked into using a cancer-targeting, oncolytic virus to complement the normal treatment of chemotherapy. The virus for the most part remained localized to the eye where it should be, and targeted the cancer instead of healthy cells, and so seems promising. In the small trial with two patients included in this study, the virus didn't cause a complete recovery, but showed some modest promising results.<br /> <br /> <strong>Journal Paper:</strong><br /> Pascual-Pasto G, Bazan-Peregrino M, Olaciregui NG, Restrepo-Perdomo CA, Mato-Berciano A, Ottaviani D, Weber K, Correa G, Paco S, Vila-Ubach M, Cuadrado-Vilanova M, Castillo-Ecija H, Botteri G, Garcia-Gerique L, Moreno-Gilabert H, Gimenez-Alejandre M, Alonso-Lopez P, Farrera-Sal M, Torres-Manjon S, Ramos-Lozano D, Moreno R, Aerts I, Doz F, Cassoux N, Chapeaublanc E, Torrebadell M, Roldan M, König A, Suñol M, Claverol J, Lavarino C, De TC, Fu L, Radvanyi F, Munier FL, Catalá-Mora J, Mora J, Alemany R, Cascalló M, Chantada GL, Carcaboso AM. 2019. <a href= "http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/11/476/eaat9321" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Therapeutic targeting of the RB1 pathway in retinoblastoma with the oncolytic adenovirus VCN-01</a>. Sci Transl Med 11:eaat9321.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190201130624.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Exploring how microbes can influence the flavor of coffee</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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374: Microbes Muzzle Malicious Metal
<p>This episode: Mouse gut microbes, from mice or from human donors, can protect mice against arsenic toxicity!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF374.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 6.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptomyces_griseus" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Streptomyces griseus</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190104121429.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Our gut microbes benefit us in many ways, including nutritionally—by producing vitamins and helping to digest food—and by helping us in defense against pathogens and other immunological threats.<br /> <br /> Many things we do can affect our gut microbes too, positively or negatively. What we eat, toxins we encounter, and other aspects of lifestyle can damage our microbial communities.<br /> <br /> In this study, we see that the reverse could be true, that gut microbes, and specifically one called <em>Faecalibacterium prausnitzii</em>, can protect their host against toxins such as arsenic.<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Coryell M, McAlpine M, Pinkham NV, McDermott TR, Walk ST. 2018. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07803-9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The gut microbiome is required for full protection against acute arsenic toxicity in mouse models</a>. Nat Commun 9:5424.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://aem.asm.org/content/85/3/e02042-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Using bacteria to remediate rust on iron</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-01-whopping-big-viruses-prey-human.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New large viruses discovered infecting bacteria in human gut</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.epicgardening.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cool podcast about gardening that often mentions microbes</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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373: Plant Pilots Prevent Parching
<p>This episode: Beneficial fungi found inside wild grain plants help wheat plants grow better with less water!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF373.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://jb.asm.org/content/192/17/4532" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Beijerinckia indica</a></em><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> As we have microbial communities in our guts, on our skin, and in various other places in and on our bodies, plants also have beneficial microbial symbionts around their roots, on their leaf surfaces, and even inside their tissues. These microbes can be bacteria, fungi, or other, and can help plants gather nutrients, resist diseases or pests, and other things.<br /> <br /> In this study, some fungi living in grain plants—called endophytes, or "inside plants"—can help wheat tolerate drought and grow better with less water. Studying this system could lead to breakthroughs in wheat farming, all thanks to microbes.<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Llorens E, Sharon O, Camañes G, García‐Agustín P, Sharon A. <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14530" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Endophytes from wild cereals protect wheat plants from drought by alteration of physiological responses of the plants to water stress</a>. Environ Microbiol.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2019-01-soil-bacteria-mosquito-repelling-chemical.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Searching bacterial metabolites for new insect repellants</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190116155543.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Antibiotic disruption of gut microbes can also mess with skeletal health</a></li> <li><a href= "http://msphere.asm.org/cgi/content/short/4/1/e00554-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Fibers derived from wood could encourage healthy gut microbes</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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372: Roundworm Riders Repel Raiders
<p>This episode: Bacteria that help nematodes prey on insects also help keep fungi from stealing their kills!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF372.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.4 MB, 8.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Artogeia rapae</em> granulovirus<br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Soil is an incredibly complex ecosystem, with many different interactions constantly happening between plants, insects, bacteria, fungi, and other organisms, not to mention a large variety of shifting environmental conditions. All of these are competing with some and cooperating with others to try to survive and thrive the best they can.<br /> <br /> One interesting interaction takes place between small roundworms in the soil, called nematodes, and bacteria they carry around that cause disease in insects. These nematodes prey on insects by injecting the bacteria into them, which kill and start digesting the insects. The nematodes then feed on the insects and the bacteria until the resources have been exhausted, and then move on to the next insect, taking some bacteria with them again.<br /> <br /> In this study, the scientists wondered how these partners deal with competitors in the soil that might want to take advantage of their resources. They discover that the bacteria produce compounds that can repel and inhibit fungi that might otherwise steal their kills.<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Shan S, Wang W, Song C, Wang M, Sun B, Li Y, Fu Y, Gu X, Ruan W, Rasmann S. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1751-7915.13365" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The symbiotic bacteria <em>Alcaligenes faecalis</em> of the entomopathogenic nematodes <em>Oscheius</em> spp. exhibit potential biocontrol of plant- and entomopathogenic fungi</a>. Microb Biotechnol.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190114113523.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mice given gut microbes from healthy human babies don't get milk allergies</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190115121103.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New fungal species living in glaciers are losing their homes as glaciers disappear</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190115200032.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Toxins from cyanobacterial blooms can product tiny animals from pathogens</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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371: Cell Stalker Senses Signals
<p>This episode: Phages eavesdrop on bacterial communications to attack at the perfect moment!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Justin Silpe and Dr. Bonnie Bassler for their contributions!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF371.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.1 MB, 12.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Artichoke Aegean ringspot virus<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181213142206.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Even organisms as small as bacteria can, and often do, communicate with each other through a process called quorum sensing, in which each cell releases a small amount of a certain chemical into their surroundings. When the population is large enough that the concentration of this chemical builds up to a certain level, the cells in the population change their behavior. The specifics of this change depend on the species and the situation.<br /> <br /> But since this chemical signal is released into the environment, anything around that can sense it can listen in on the communications of a bacterial population. In this study, Justin Silpe and Dr. Bonnie Bassler find a type of virus that uses such a chemical communication as a signal to come out of stasis and hijack a whole population of bacteria at once!<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Silpe JE, Bassler BL. 2019. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(18)31458-2" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">A Host-Produced Quorum-Sensing Autoinducer Controls a Phage Lysis-Lysogeny Decision</a>. Cell 176:268-280.E13.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-018-0615-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria around plant roots can affect when they flower</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190109170644.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certain respiratory microbe communities seem to protect against flu</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190111143740.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New process for finding better electric bacteria</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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370: Magnets Make Messenger More Moveable
<p>This episode: Enhancing a virus with magnetic nanoparticles and CRISPR-Cas gene editing abilities makes it a good vector for genetic therapies!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF370.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://academic.oup.com/femsle/article/347/1/52/532012" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Staphylococcus</em> virus S253</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181113110359.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Gene delivery, getting genetic content for gene therapy to the correct tissues in an organism, has long been a very tricky problem. And genetic modification, making specific changes at a specific place in a genome, is also difficult.<br /> <br /> Viruses can help with both delivery and modification, but they're often not specific and targeted enough to be effective, or even safe. Off-target effects could be harmful or even deadly, potentially resulting in cancer.<br /> <br /> In this study, a virus is modified with nanotechnology in the form of tiny magnets to allow humans to target it to specific tissues, and given the ability to modify specific genes using the bacterial CRISPR-Cas system. These modifications potentially make this gene delivery system much more safe and effective.<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Zhu H, Zhang L, Tong S, Lee CM, Deshmukh H, Bao G. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-018-0318-7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spatial control of in vivo CRISPR–Cas9 genome editing via nanomagnets</a>. Nat Biomed Eng.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11274-018-2574-9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria found in hot, dry areas could have potentially useful industrial enzymes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181218123123.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut bacteria help regulate vitamin A activity in gut</a></li> <li><a href="http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/12/eaau0125" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Confined swimming bacteria form shifting vortex like clothes washer</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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369: Powering Purple Prokaryote Protonation
<p>This episode: Purple phototrophic bacteria could use certain kinds of wastewater, along with electric current, to produce valuable products like hydrogen without much waste!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Ioanna Vasiliadou for her contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF369.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.7 MB, 13.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptomyces_tendae" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Streptomyces tendae</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181113080903.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Purple phototrophic bacteria can take light energy and use it to help power their metabolism. They're not dependent on it like plants, but can use light or other energy sources for their versatile metabolism.<br /> <br /> This versatility makes them very interesting candidates for industrial biotechnology applications. These bacteria can take in various combinations of nutrients and produce a number of different valuable products, including protein-rich feed, bioplastics, and biofuels such as hydrogen gas.<br /> <br /> Today's study shows they can also take up electrons directly to help make their biofuel production process even more environmentally sustainable.<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Vasiliadou IA, Berná A, Manchon C, Melero JA, Martinez F, Esteve-Nuñez A, Puyol D. 2018. <a href= "https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00107/full" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Biological and Bioelectrochemical Systems for Hydrogen Production and Carbon Fixation Using Purple Phototrophic Bacteria</a>. Front Energy Res 6:107.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-12-microorganisms-colonize-degrade-year-old.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Looking at which microbes degrade classic paintings, and how</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-018-0307-3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Neurotransmitter-consuming gut microbes correlated with fewer signs of depression</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-018-0598-x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phages don't always transfer the same way in fecal microbe transplants</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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368: Prokaryotes Promote Passing Parent Peculiarities
<p>This episode: Fruit fly gut microbes can mediate non-genetic traits passed from parents to offspring!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Per Stenberg for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF368.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.0 MB, 10.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bifidobacterium_breve" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bifidobacterium breve</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-11-parents-guts-tales-children.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Takeaways</strong><br /> Heritability of traits is essential for evolution; if an ability can't be passed on from generation to generation, then natural selection can't act on it on a population-wide level.<br /> <br /> An organism's genome is the source of most heritable traits, as DNA gets passed on to offspring, but a number of other ways of passing on traits have been discovered, in the field of epigenetics.<br /> <br /> In this study, the gut microbes from fruit flies raised in one temperature could affect the gene expression of their offspring raised in a different temperature, compared to flies that had been kept at the latter temperature over both generations. While the effects on fly fitness or behavior are not yet known, these results suggest that gut microbes, transmitted from parents to offspring, could be another mechanism of heritability.<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Zare A, Johansson A-M, Karlsson E, Delhomme N, Stenberg P. 2018. <a href= "https://febs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/1873-3468.13278" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The gut microbiome participates in transgenerational inheritance of low-temperature responses in <em>Drosophila melanogaster</em></a>. FEBS Lett 592:4078–4086.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/lam.13102" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria living in alfalfa plants seem to extend roundworm lifespans</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-12-microbial-interactions.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Whole fruit fly microbe community affects whether flies live longer or reproduce more</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-12-microbe-membrane-survive-extreme-environments.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hot spring archaea have unusual membranes that help tolerate the heat</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 367 - Migrating Modifies Microbiota
<p>This episode: Women who immigrated to the US from southeast Asia lost much of their gut microbiota diversity, resulting in a microbe community similar to the typical American!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF367.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.3 MB, 10.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Pseudomonas anguilliseptica</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-11-immigration-person-microbiome.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Vangay P, Johnson AJ, Ward TL, Al-Ghalith GA, Shields-Cutler RR, Hillmann BM, Lucas SK, Beura LK, Thompson EA, Till LM, Batres R, Paw B, Pergament SL, Saenyakul P, Xiong M, Kim AD, Kim G, Masopust D, Martens EC, Angkurawaranon C, McGready R, Kashyap PC, Culhane-Pera KA, Knights D. 2018. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(18)31382-5" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">US Immigration Westernizes the Human Gut Microbiome</a>. Cell 175:962-972.e10.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Soil archaea help plants resist pathogenic microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181128082729.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering bacteria to evolve more heat-stable proteins with unusual amino acids</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181128182146.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Anemones and clown fish live together and also share microbes</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 366 - Globules Get Garbage Gone
<p>This episode: Bacteria rid themselves of burdensome waste by ejecting it inside little pieces of their own cell, called minicells!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF366.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.8 MB, 11.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacao_yellow_mosaic_virus" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cacao yellow mosaic virus</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-09-life-threatening-garbage-bacteria-eject-trash.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Rang CU, Proenca A, Buetz C, Shi C, Chao L. 2018. <a href= "https://msphere.asm.org/content/3/5/e00428-18" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Minicells as a Damage Disposal Mechanism in <em>Escherichia coli</em></a>. mSphere 3:e00428-18.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://msphere.asm.org/content/3/6/e00587-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbe can help protect mice from colon cancer</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181114144324.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes living in super-dry desert couldn't survive excess rains</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 365 - Saccharomycopsis Cells Slay Sickeners
<p>This episode: Dr. Klara Junker joins me to discuss her work on the predatory yeast <em>Saccharomycopsis schoenii</em> that can kill the serious pathogenic yeast <em>Candida auris</em>!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF365.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.0 MB, 12.0 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Lambdapapillomavirus 5<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-33199-z#Sec7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Movies of <em>Saccharomycopsis</em> attacking other yeasts</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Junker K, Bravo Ruiz G, Lorenz A, Walker L, Gow NAR, Wendland J. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-33199-z">The mycoparasitic yeast <em>Saccharomycopsis schoenii</em> predates and kills multi-drug resistant <em>Candida auris</em></a>. Sci Rep 8:14959.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-10-tales-crypt-microbial-life-graveyards.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Studying which microbes grow well on different gravestones</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-11-beneficial-gut-bacteria-metabolize-fiber.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certain fiber-digesting bacteria in mouse gut correlate with less artery disease</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 364 - Polyproteins Promote Producing Pabulum
<p>This episode: Engineering other organisms to fix nitrogen by combining the required enzyme components into giant proteins that then get cut into the regular-sized subunit components!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF364.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Blastochloris sulfoviridis</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/115/36/8849.short" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Journal commentary (paywall)</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Yang J, Xie X, Xiang N, Tian Z-X, Dixon R, Wang Y-P. 2018. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/115/36/E8509" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Polyprotein strategy for stoichiometric assembly of nitrogen fixation components for synthetic biology</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 115:E8509–E8517.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181023110545.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How the human microbiota recovers after antibiotic treatment</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 363 - Tiny Treasure Tunnels
<p>This episode: Intricate networks of tunnels in garnet gemstones seem to have come from tunneling microorganisms!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Magnus Ivarsson for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF363.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.4 MB, 5.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces griseosporeus</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809112532.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Ivarsson M, Skogby H, Phichaikamjornwut B, Bengtson S, Siljeström S, Ounchanum P, Boonsoong A, Kruachanta M, Marone F, Belivanova V, Holmström S. 2018. <a href= "https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0200351" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Intricate tunnels in garnets from soils and river sediments in Thailand – Possible endolithic microborings</a>. PLOS ONE 13:e0200351.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06921-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Swimming algae can move through bloodstream to deliver drugs</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06580-9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mosquito microbes engineered to inhibit spread of malaria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181010135010.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A probiotic inhibits a pathogen by interfering with its signaling between cells</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009115014.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Healthy microbiota seems important for mice recovering from heart attack</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 362 - Combining Chromosomes
<p>This episode: Combining all 16 of yeast's chromosomes into one or two only impairs their growth slightly in the lab, but it prevents them from successful mating with wild yeasts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF362.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.4 MB, 13.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC314759/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Vibrio succinogenes</em></a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180801160017.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item 1</a>/<a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05857-9" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Luo J, Sun X, Cormack BP, Boeke JD. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0374-x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karyotype engineering by chromosome fusion leads to reproductive isolation in yeast</a>. Nature 560:392–396.<br /> Shao Y, Lu N, Wu Z, Cai C, Wang S, Zhang L-L, Zhou F, Xiao S, Liu L, Zeng X, Zheng H, Yang C, Zhao Z, Zhao G, Zhou J-Q, Xue X, Qin Z. 2018. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0382-x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creating a functional single-chromosome yeast</a>. Nature 560:331–335.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://msystems.asm.org/cgi/content/short/3/5/e00119-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Treating <em>Salmonella</em> infection with phages plus gut microbiota works better together</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181002155253.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bioreactor fermentation strategy allows efficient vitamin K production</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 361 - Figuring Fungus's Forcing Fly Functions
<p>This episode: Bringing a fungus that makes zombie flies into the lab makes a good model for studying microbial mind-control!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Carolyn Elya for her contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF361.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.1 MB, 13.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <span style= "font-family: 'times new roman' , serif;"><a href= "https://viralzone.expasy.org/569?outline=all_by_species" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dipteran brevidensovirus 2</a></span><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180731151203.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/34414/figures" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Videos of fly fungus infection progression</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Elya C, Lok TC, Spencer QE, McCausland H, Martinez CC, Eisen M. 2018. <a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/34414" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Robust manipulation of the behavior of <em>Drosophila melanogaster</em> by a fungal pathogen in the laboratory</a>. eLife 7:e34414.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jam.14117" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria from coal mining areas could help pollution-cleaning plants grow in those areas</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06911-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria in photosynthetic family found living deep inside rocks</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 360 - Fellow Phages Fight Fortifications
<p>This episode: Bacteriophages with defenses against bacterial CRISPR defenses have to work together to succeed!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Drs. Edze Westra and Stineke van Houte for their contributions, and to Calvin Cornell for suggesting this story!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF360.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <span style= "font-family: 'times new roman' , serif; font-size: 12pt;"><em>Lactobacillus casei</em> subsp. <em>alactosus</em></span><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180719142007.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item 1</a>/<a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-07-phages-suppress-crispr-bacterial-immunity.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Papers:<br /> Borges AL, Zhang JY, Rollins MF, Osuna BA, Wiedenheft B, Bondy-Denomy J. 2018. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(18)30738-4" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteriophage Cooperation Suppresses CRISPR-Cas3 and Cas9 Immunity</a>. Cell 174:917-925.e10.<br /> <br /> Landsberger M, Gandon S, Meaden S, Rollie C, Chevallereau A, Chabas H, Buckling A, Westra ER, Houte S van. 2018. <a href= "https://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(18)30721-9" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Anti-CRISPR Phages Cooperate to Overcome CRISPR-Cas Immunity</a>. Cell 174:908-916.e12.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927135145.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Aphids can see fluorescence from pathogenic bacteria to avoid them on leaves</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926153223.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fecal transplants from yourself before antibiotics could restore gut community after antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06496-4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering <em>E. coli</em> to convert CO<sub>2</sub> and methanol into useful products</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001101932.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Used panel of bioluminescent bacteria to test artificial sweetener toxicity</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 359 - Prokaryotes Provoke Perpendicular Punishment
<p>This episode: Some bacteria produce DNA-targeting toxins, which provokes a similar retaliation from other strains. Sometimes this hurts the provoker, but sometimes it is very helpful to them!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Despoina Mavridou for her contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF359.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.9 MB, 8.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199240/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Mycobacterium</em> virus Athena</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-07-bacteria-conquer-vanquish-enemies.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Gonzalez D, Sabnis A, Foster KR, Mavridou DAI. 2018. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/115/29/7593" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Costs and benefits of provocation in bacterial warfare</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 115:7593–7598.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180919101016.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria could help plants tolerate salt better</a></li> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-018-0555-8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Galapagos vampire finch has unusual gut microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927105706.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using engineered luminescent phages for rapid detection of bacteria</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 358 - elegans Endures Edifying Enterococcus
<p>This episode: Roundworms and not-too-irritating bacteria quickly evolve a beneficial relationship when under threat from other bacterial pathogens!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF358.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Siegesbeckia</em> yellow vein betasatellite<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180529092137.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Rafaluk‐Mohr C, Ashby B, Dahan DA, King KC. 2018. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/evl3.58" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Mutual fitness benefits arise during coevolution in a nematode-defensive microbe model</a>. Evol Lett 2:246–256.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://aem.asm.org/content/84/18/e01186-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Phages can hide in bacterial spores and attack when the bacteria revive</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180831133203.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotics seemed to increase risk in mice from gut parasite</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180906141640.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Studying the value of using probiotics before or after antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-09-hundreds-electricity-generating-bacteria-pathogenic-probiotic.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">More microbes than realized, even in gut, may be able to generate electricity</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-09-magnetic-bacteria-unique-superpower.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Magnetotactic bacteria are really cool</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 357 - Colossal Contagion Codes Catabolism
<p>This episode: A new giant virus infecting marine algae brings its own genes related to fermentation, generating energy in the absence of oxygen!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Drs. Chris Schvarcz and Grieg Steward for their contributions!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF357.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14 MB, 15.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrelia_anserina" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Borrelia anserina</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-05-giant-virus-oahu-hawaii.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Schvarcz CR, Steward GF. 2018. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042682218300904" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A giant virus infecting green algae encodes key fermentation genes</a>. Virology 518:423–433.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822112353.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plant virus influences aphid nutrition and population growth</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-08-coli-bacterium-key-boosting-iron.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hosts can benefit from <em>E. coli</em> iron-gathering proteins</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180823113618.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fog can sustain and transport microbes long distances</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180824090616.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using bacteriophages to form useful nanostructures out of gold</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 356 - Beams Boost Bolstered Bacteria
<p>This episode: Combining cells with light-absorbing nanomaterials can help tumor-targeting bacteria produce more anticancer compound!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF356.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.4 MB, 11.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Maruca vitrata</em> nucleopolyhedrovirus<br /> <br /> <a href="https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.8b03758" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Here's a paper</a> I found that actually shows carbon dot nanomaterials enhancing bacterial nitrogen fixation<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Zheng D-W, Chen Y, Li Z-H, Xu L, Li C-X, Li B, Fan J-X, Cheng S-X, Zhang X-Z. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03233-9" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Optically-controlled bacterial metabolite for cancer therapy</a>. Nat Commun 9:1680.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815130536.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viruses infect marine algae, which release shells into air and affect clouds</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 355 - Photon Factors Favor Fancy Fuels
<p>This episode: Engineering yeast to control their metabolism using light and dark for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF355.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (16.1 MB, 17.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_viral_arteritis" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Equine arteritis virus</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322181338.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Zhao EM, Zhang Y, Mehl J, Park H, Lalwani MA, Toettcher JE, Avalos JL. 2018. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nature26141" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Optogenetic regulation of engineered cellular metabolism for microbial chemical production</a>. Nature 555:683–687.</p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 354 - Prokaryote Protection Promotes Protein Passing
<p>This episode: The bacterial immune system, CRISPR-Cas, can enhance gene transfer via transduction (phages carrying bacteria DNA) despite preventing it via conjugation!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF354.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.9 MB, 16.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichodysplasia_spinulosa_polyomavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Human polyomavirus 8</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Watson BNJ, Staals RHJ, Fineran PC. 2018. <a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/content/9/1/e02406-17" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">CRISPR-Cas-Mediated Phage Resistance Enhances Horizontal Gene Transfer by Transduction</a>. mBio 9:e02406-17.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-08-wearable-microbrewery-human-body.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using yeast in packets to measure exposure to radiation</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-08-light-engineered-bacterial-key-future-labs-on-a-chip.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Light-controlled swimming bacteria can be shaped into complex patterns</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05949-6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Special bacteria could help people lacking an enzyme avoid food toxicity</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 353 - Pathogen Prevents Pathogen Pervasion
<p>This episode: Some bacteria that can cause pneumonia can prevent other bacteria from doing the same!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF353.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Bell pepper mottle virus<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Reddinger RM, Luke-Marshall NR, Sauberan SL, Hakansson AP, Campagnari AA. 2018. <a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/content/9/1/e02089-17" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>Streptococcus pneumoniae</em> Modulates <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> Biofilm Dispersion and the Transition from Colonization to Invasive Disease</a>. mBio 9:e02089-17.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180807131748.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Trying to get plants and beneficial microbes to work together better</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180807144941.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unusual strain of corn cultivates bacteria that fix nitrogen for it</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-08-world-fastest-creature-smallest.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cool protozoan has super speedy body contraction</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 352 - Staphylococcus Stops Skin Swellings
<p>This episode: A harmless strain of bacteria on the skin produces a compound that can prevent tumors from forming!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF352.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.2 MB, 10 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Hamiltonella</em> virus APSE1<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180301103701.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Nakatsuji T, Chen TH, Butcher AM, Trzoss LL, Nam S-J, Shirakawa KT, Zhou W, Oh J, Otto M, Fenical W, Gallo RL. 2018. <a href= "http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/2/eaao4502" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">A commensal strain of <em>Staphylococcus epidermidis</em> protects against skin neoplasia</a>. Sci Adv 4:eaao4502.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180803134654.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Eating crickets could be good for your gut microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180806095213.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Even probiotic bacteria could cause problems if they overgrow</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 351 - Tupanvirus Transports Translation Tools
<p>This episode: New giant virus has genes for a surprisingly complete system of protein synthesis!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF351.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.1 MB, 11.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "http://jgv.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jgv/10.1099/vir.0.19005-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phocid alphaherpesvirus 1</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://static-content.springer.com/esm/art%3A10.1038%2Fs41467-018-03168-1/MediaObjects/41467_2018_3168_MOESM8_ESM.avi" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Video of tupanvirus intracellular factory</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Abrahão J, Silva L, Silva LS, Khalil JYB, Rodrigues R, Arantes T, Assis F, Boratto P, Andrade M, Kroon EG, Ribeiro B, Bergier I, Seligmann H, Ghigo E, Colson P, Levasseur A, Kroemer G, Raoult D, La Scola B. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03168-1" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Tailed giant Tupanvirus possesses the most complete translational apparatus of the known virosphere</a>. Nat Commun 9:749.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29744-5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbes can help with the healthy effects of berries</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180726162736.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leaf microbes can protect plants from pathogens, at least when plants aren't fertilized</a></li> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14312" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Exploring the microbes living on an 18th century mummy</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 350 - Microbes Mysteriously Make Methane
<p>This episode: A version of the microbial enzyme that fixes nitrogen can also convert carbon dioxide to methane!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF350.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.8 MB, 12.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Human mastadenovirus D<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Zheng Y, Harris DF, Yu Z, Fu Y, Poudel S, Ledbetter RN, Fixen KR, Yang Z-Y, Boyd ES, Lidstrom ME, Seefeldt LC, Harwood CS. 2018. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-017-0091-5">A pathway for biological methane production using bacterial iron-only nitrogenase</a>. Nat Microbiol 3:281–286.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180726162800.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut bacterial metabolite helps protect mice against gut pathogen</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 349 - Magnet Microbes Make Millivolts
<p>This episode: Bacteria that contain tiny magnets can generate an electric current!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF349.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.8 MB, 7.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Mamastrovirus 2<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Smit B.A., Van Zyl E., Joubert J.J., Meyer W., Prévéral S., Lefèvre C.T., Venter S.N. 2018. <a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/lam.12862">Magnetotactic bacteria used to generate electricity based on Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction</a>. Lett Appl Microbiol 66:362–367.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-07-bacteria-deep-sea-fish-evolution-symbiosis.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deep-sea fangly fishes have tight relationship with their light-producing bacteria</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 348 - Huge Host Hackers Have Historic Histones
<p>This episode: Giant viruses produce DNA-packing proteins that seem to have branched off from eukaryotes far back in evolutionary history!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF348.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6 MB, 6.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Caulobacter maris</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180207102751.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Erives AJ. 2017. <a href= "https://doi.org/10.1186/s13072-017-0162-0" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Phylogenetic analysis of the core histone doublet and DNA topo II genes of Marseilleviridae: evidence of proto-eukaryotic provenance</a>. Epigenetics & Chromatin 10:55.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705114121.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Swimming bacteria can affect liquid viscosity, to the point of superfluidity</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-07-nitric-oxide-roundworms-bad-bacteria.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tiny soil roundworms can sense and avoid pathogens by their gases</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180718104754.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Beetle bacterium makes defensive compound with genes taken from an ocean microbe</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 347 - Adenovirus Adapter Allows Assignment
<p>This episode: Adding adapters to anti-cancer virus helps it avoid destruction by the body so it can target the tumors!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Andreas Plückthun for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF347.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Tomato leaf curl Vietnam virus<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180131090259.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Schmid M, Ernst P, Honegger A, Suomalainen M, Zimmermann M, Braun L, Stauffer S, Thom C, Dreier B, Eibauer M, Kipar A, Vogel V, Greber UF, Medalia O, Plückthun A. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02707-6">Adenoviral vector with shield and adapter increases tumor specificity and escapes liver and immune control</a>. Nat Commun 9:450.</p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 346 - Prokaryote Prey Plug Picoalgae
<p>This episode: Very small ocean algae consume bacterial prey of a similar size to themselves by engulfing them only partially!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF346.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.9 MB, 9.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Bradyrhizobium japonicum</em><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Kamennaya NA, Kennaway G, Fuchs BM, Zubkov MV. 2018. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003502"> “Pomacytosis”—Semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cyanobacteria by the smallest marine algae</a>. PLOS Biol 16:e2003502.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.14284" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using nanomagnets to control quorum sensing by pulling bacteria together</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 345 - Super Sonic Cell Sacs
<p>This episode: Protein bags of gas in bacteria could help make ultrasound imaging more versatile!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF345.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.6 MB, 8.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Cronobacter</em> virus Esp2949-1<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-01-scientists-bacteria-sonar-ultrasound-imaging.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Bourdeau RW, Lee-Gosselin A, Lakshmanan A, Farhadi A, Kumar SR, Nety SP, Shapiro MG. 2018. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25021">Acoustic reporter genes for noninvasive imaging of microorganisms in mammalian hosts</a>. Nature 553:86–90.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05480-8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Laxatives shown very disruptive to gut microbes in mice</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180620150157.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Evidence not good that probiotics can reduce anxiety in people</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 344 - Bacteriophages Bypass Body Barriers
<p>This episode: Phages may be passing through the barriers in our body all the time!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Jeremy Barr for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF344.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.2 MB, 14.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Rhodobacter</em> virus RcCronus<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Nguyen S, Baker K, Padman BS, Patwa R, Dunstan RA, Weston TA, Schlosser K, Bailey B, Lithgow T, Lazarou M, Luque A, Rohwer F, Blumberg RS, Barr JJ. 2017. <a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/6/e01874-17" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bacteriophage Transcytosis Provides a Mechanism To Cross Epithelial Cell Layers</a>. mBio 8:e01874-17.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180614213814.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yeast species uses same codon for two different amino acids</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 343 - Super Cells Save Susceptible Species
<p>This episode: Very radiation-resistant bacteria can protect other, less-resistant microbes from some of the effects of chronic radiation!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF343.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Paramecium bursaria</em> Chlorella virus CA4A<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-radioactive-sites-radiotherapy-patients-astronauts.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Shuryak I, Matrosova VY, Gaidamakova EK, Tkavc R, Grichenko O, Klimenkova P, Volpe RP, Daly MJ. 2017. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0189261" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbial cells can cooperate to resist high-level chronic ionizing radiation. PLOS ONE</a> 12:e0189261.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://msphere.asm.org/content/3/3/e00229-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Panda gut microbes help them detoxify cyanide in their diet</a> <a href= "http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v526/n7571/full/526008e.html"> (paper)</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-06-probiotic-bacteria-infections.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modified probiotics can detect and inhibit cholera in baby mice</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 342 - Cyanide Stops Cell Suckers
<p>This episode: Some bacteria can defend themselves from bacterial predators by producing cyanide!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Robert Mitchell for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF342.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Dyoepsilonpapillomavirus 1<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-02-reveal-bacterium-inhibits-predators-poison.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Mun W, Kwon H, Im H, Choi SY, Monnappa AK, Mitchell RJ. 2017. <a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/6/e01370-17" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cyanide Production by <em>Chromobacterium piscinae</em> Shields It from <em>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus</em> HD100 Predation</a>. mBio 8:e01370-17.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180531102804.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using bacterial DNA to estimate movement of river water</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180604111912.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Making bacteria produce biologic drugs that last longer in the body</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180605154109.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fungal pigment could be a useful semiconductor</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180607082553.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Parasitic microbe uses chemical defense against defenses of fungus-growing ants</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 341 - Cancer Killer Could Cure Cryptic Contagion
<p>This episode: A virus designed to target cancer could also help eliminate hidden HIV infections!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Nischal Ranganath for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF341.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.7 MB, 9.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces pluricolorescens</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171218090616.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Ranganath N, Sandstrom TS, Schinkel B, C S, Côté SC, Angel JB. 2018. <a href= "https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/217/5/721/4706282" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Oncolytic Virus MG1 Targets and Eliminates Cells Latently Infected With HIV-1: Implications for an HIV Cure</a>. J Infect Dis 217:721–730.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524141715.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbes could affect immune defense against liver cancer</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 340 - Plasmid Promotes Plant Pathogenesis
<p>This episode: Some bacteria living around plants can become pathogenic just by gaining a few genes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF340.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.4 MB, 10.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Alternanthera</em> yellow vein betasatellite<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171212125356.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Savory EA, Fuller SL, Weisberg AJ, Thomas WJ, Gordon MI, Stevens DM, Creason AL, Belcher MS, Serdani M, Wiseman MS, Grünwald NJ, Putnam ML, Chang JH. 2017. <a href= "https://elifesciences.org/articles/30925" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Evolutionary transitions between beneficial and phytopathogenic <em>Rhodococcus</em> challenge disease management</a>. eLife 6:e30925.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510203730.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">More gut microbe diversity could be good for arteries</a></li> <li><a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/33953" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Human gut microbes have enzymes that break down specific plant toxins</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180515113805.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbes ferment fiber and modify immune response to protect mice from flu</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/115/20/5229.short" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cooperation of plants and fungi breaks down if one finds alternative lifestyle</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/9/3/e00515-18.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Disproven "arsenic in the DNA" bacterium actually has interesting arsenic detox strategies</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 339 - Medical Microbiota Measurement
<p>This episode: Fecal microbiota transplants work just as well when taken in pill form as when delivered through a tube!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF339.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halobacterium_salinarum" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Halobacterium halobium</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171201091026.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Kao D, Roach B, Silva M, Beck P, Rioux K, Kaplan GG, Chang H-J, Coward S, Goodman KJ, Xu H, Madsen K, Mason A, Wong GK-S, Jovel J, Patterson J, Louie T. 2017. <a href= "https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2664458" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Effect of Oral Capsule- vs Colonoscopy-Delivered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrent <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial</a>. J Am Med Assoc 318:1985–1993.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1007049" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Protein that can form prions important for protecting mice from influenza</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180503101742.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Figuring out how bacteria in fruit flies kill only males</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180503101703.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Healthy skin microbes could help treat eczema</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180504133624.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Good gut microbe is very comfortable with immune system</a></li> <li><a href="http://msphere.asm.org/content/3/3/e00122-18" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Archaea in bogs could be good microbes for plants too</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 338 - Maverick Mouse Microbes Mitigate Maladies
<p>This episode: Gut microbe transplants from wild mice protect lab mice from disease!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF338.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.8 MB, 10.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Cabassou virus<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-10-gut-bacteria-wild-mice-boost.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Rosshart SP, Vassallo BG, Angeletti D, Hutchinson DS, Morgan AP, Takeda K, Hickman HD, McCulloch JA, Badger JH, Ajami NJ, Trinchieri G, Pardo-Manuel de Villena F, Yewdell JW, Rehermann B. 2017. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867417310656" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance</a>. Cell 171:1015-1028.e13.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180426125958.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phage cocktail can eliminate pathogen with minimal collateral damage</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180426130004.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Preventive probiotics given with antibiotics can help keep <em>C. diff</em> away</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180430160419.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Early exposure to dust and bacteria linked with less immune response to stress</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180501130853.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viruses that help wasps parasitize caterpillars also inhibit plant defenses</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180502075844.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Only one microbe species can live in extremely acidic, almost boiling lake</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 337 - Gathering Gut Groupings Graphics
<p>This episode: A simplified bacterial community in mouse guts doesn't have much community structure, relative to other body areas!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF337.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.8 MB, 9.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC385647/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Rhodomicrobium vannielii</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-10-gut-microbial-landscape.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Welch JLM, Hasegawa Y, McNulty NP, Gordon JI, Borisy GG. 2017. <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/43/E9105" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:E9105–E9114.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/84/9/e00004-18.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Studying the microbes found in Chinese hazy air</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0535-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sometimes bacteria modify their environment so hard, it kills them</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180409185327.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Some ants' bacteria produce the pheromones they use for guidance</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-04-microbiome-native-resilient.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modifying plants' microbiota might be difficult due to microbe diversity</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 336 - Phages Fortify Friendly Fighters
<p>This episode: Phage therapy can work very well when combined with an effective immune response from the host!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF336.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.9 MB, 14.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Gammapapillomavirus 8<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/nightmare-bacteria-are-trying-spread-u-s-cdc-says-n862436" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item about "nightmare bacteria"</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Roach DR, Leung CY, Henry M, Morello E, Singh D, Di Santo JP, Weitz JS, Debarbieux L. 2017. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1931312817302585" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Synergy between the Host Immune System and Bacteriophage Is Essential for Successful Phage Therapy against an Acute Respiratory Pathogen</a>. Cell Host Microbe 22:38-47.e4.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jam.13723?af=R" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria make antibacterial silver nanoparticles</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-03-soil-bacterium-penicillin-duty.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria produce chemical that could enhance effectiveness of penicillin</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402192627.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering yeast to produce valuable complex chemicals</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402171038.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Specific types of gut microbes affect cancer treatment effectiveness</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180409144725.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbe-produced enzymes could help clean oil spills</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 335 - Purported Paraprobiotic Potential
<p>This episode: Paraprobiotics, or killed probiotic bacteria, are studied for health effects, but results and study design are questionable!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF335.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.5 MB, 12.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "http://www.actahort.org/books/901/901_15.htm" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>Phlox</em> virus S</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Nishida K, Sawada D, Kawai T, Kuwano Y, Fujiwara S, Rokutan K. 2017. <a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13594/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Para-psychobiotic <em>Lactobacillus gasseri</em> CP2305 ameliorates stress-related symptoms and sleep quality</a>. J Appl Microbiol 123:1561–1570.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313130636.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Parasites infecting ants hide their presence</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180321090851.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inoculating soybean crops with extra bacteria can help them fix more nitrogen</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(18)30099-4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes help mice recover from bone marrow transplant</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25979" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Lots of drugs other than antibiotics can harm gut communities</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180319190054.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using biofilm as camera film, for imaging</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 334 - Measuring Mycelial Moth Muncher Management
<p>This episode: Figuring out the best way to study the spread of a fungus that kills an invasive tree-eating caterpillar pest!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF334.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Pasteurella aerogenes</em><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fungal-spore-death-clouds-key.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Bittner TD, Hajek AE, Liebhold AM, Thistle H. 2017. <a href= "http://aem.asm.org/content/83/17/e00724-17" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Modification of a Pollen Trap Design To Capture Airborne Conidia of <em>Entomophaga maimaiga</em> and Detection of Conidia by Quantitative PCR</a>. Appl Environ Microbiol 83:e00724-17.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145805.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Studying the whale microbiome</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180306085412.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut bacteria help herbivorous ants get enough nitrogen</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228131043.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Environment factors can affect our microbes apart from genetic factors</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180308143047.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fiber could encourage gut microbes to help with type 2 diabetes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180309095506.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbes can affect parasitic worm infections</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 333 - Transposons Take Targeting Tool
<p>This episode: Certain transposons, genetic elements that move around the genome on their own, have co-opted the bacterial immune system, CRISPR, to use for jumping to new hosts!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Joseph Peters for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF333.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.7 MB, 11.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Streptomyces yokosukanensis</em><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Peters JE, Makarova KS, Shmakov S, Koonin EV. 2017. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/114/35/E7358" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Recruitment of CRISPR-Cas systems by Tn7-like transposons</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:E7358–E7366.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13736/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbe found producing antibiotic previously only known to be man-made</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-02-brightly-colored-bacteria-coatings.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modifying genetics to change bacterial colony colors</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180220143526.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Making microbe communities that help plants in specific ways</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180222145002.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbes can protect mice against death from sepsis</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180222103556.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fungus affects cicada behavior to infect more hosts</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 332 - Moth Minors Missing Microbes
<p>This episode: Unlike most animals, caterpillars don't seem to have a resident gut microbe to help them in various ways!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Tobin Hammer for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF332.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14 MB, 15.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Borrelia graingeri</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-08-microbes-problem-caterpillars.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Hammer TJ, Janzen DH, Hallwachs W, Jaffe SP, Fierer N. 2017. <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/36/9641" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Caterpillars lack a resident gut microbiome</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:9641–9646.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208230328.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Improving viral delivery of gene therapy across blood-brain barrier</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180110131501.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineered gut bacteria bind bowel cancer and kill it with vegetables</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/115/3/567.short" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Making bacteria into synthetic phage factories</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13682/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Preventing contamination of industrial algae cultures using predatory bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12867/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Finding potential new antibiotics in cockroach microbes</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 331 - Password Protein Poisons Pairings
<p>This episode: How social bacteria societies function: by sharing enzyme packages with each other that can contain toxins that are deadly for rivals but not for friends!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Chris Vasallo for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF331.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.4 MB, 13.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3094311/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Propionibacterium</em> virus PAD20</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-08-scientists-soil-bacteria-require-two-layer.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Vassallo CN, Cao P, Conklin A, Finkelstein H, Hayes CS, Wall D. 2017. <a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/29397" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Infectious polymorphic toxins delivered by outer membrane exchange discriminate kin in myxobacteria</a>. eLife 6:e29397.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/84/4/e02595-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Attaching proteins to little bioplastic beads to make useful nanoparticles</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fungi-nutrients-world.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Fungi are very important for nutrient cycling in the world</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180205154151.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Friendly soil microbes inject plant pathogens with toxin</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206090650.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes are carried around the world through the atmosphere</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206140643.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Arctic algae can grow even in super cold and dark conditions</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 330 - Polar Plasmid Produces Particles
<p>This episode: A plasmid discovered in Antarctic archaea can create virus-like particles, membrane vesicles, and transfer itself to new hosts!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Rick Cavicchioli for his contribution.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF330.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (17.7 MB, 19.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Hypomicrogaster canadensis</em> bracovirus<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-08-antarctic-salt-loving-microbes-insights-evolution.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Erdmann S, Tschitschko B, Zhong L, Raftery MJ, Cavicchioli R. 2017. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-017-0009-2" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">A plasmid from an Antarctic haloarchaeon uses specialized membrane vesicles to disseminate and infect plasmid-free cells</a>. Nat Microbiol 2:1446.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/6/e01421-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotic bacteria good at metabolizing potentially helpful plant compounds</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.13030/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria can harvest precious metals from waste to make catalytic particles</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/115/1/157.short" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria help mice avoid chemotherapy-induced autoimmunity</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/well/move/exercise-microbiome-health-weight-gut-bacteria.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Exercise could be healthy partly because it modifies gut microbe community</a></li> <li><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/4174/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Gut microbe community may help some bats live long</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 329 - Special Secreting Structure Studied
<p>This episode: New type of secretion system discovered that bacteria use to stab amoeba predators to escape their digestion!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF329.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Turkey_astrovirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Avastrovirus 1</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817141531.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Böck D, Medeiros JM, Tsao H-F, Penz T, Weiss GL, Aistleitner K, Horn M, Pilhofer M. 2017. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6352/713" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">In situ architecture, function, and evolution of a contractile injection system</a>. Science 357:713–717.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://msphere.asm.org/content/2/6/e00555-17.article-info" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Gut microbe metabolites keep yeasts from taking over</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171218090640.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ancient fungi extracted minerals that helped ancient plants create oxygen</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.14024/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How microbes survive on and affect tombstones</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(17)30496-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stomach bacterium produces interesting anti-inflammatory compound</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/6/e00824-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Finding archaea in the human lung, gut, skin, and nose</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 328 - Focused Phages Fight Films
<p>This episode: Phages bound to magnetic nanoparticles can be guided and pulled toward their target, penetrating biofilms to kill harmful microbes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF328.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.6 MB, 10.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Veillonella alcalescens</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801154342.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Li L-L, Yu P, Wang X, Yu S-S, Mathieu J, Yu H-Q, Alvarez PJJ. 2017. <a href= "http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/en/c7en00414a" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enhanced biofilm penetration for microbial control by polyvalent phages conjugated with magnetic colloidal nanoparticle clusters (CNCs)</a>. Environ Sci Nano 4:1817–1826.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206090701.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Social group membership affects lemur gut microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-viruses-genes-tree-life.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viruses can transfer genes between kingdoms</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206132211.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Trace gases in atmosphere enough to support microbes in Antarctica</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206122440.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Magnetic bacteria can swim even against the current</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211140355.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineered bacteria produce internal scaffolds for better biotech productions</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 327 - Microbe Metabolite Meliorates Malaise
<p>This episode: Gut microbes in mice break down plant foods and produce molecules that stimulate the immune system to resist influenza!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Drs. Ashley Steed and Thaddeus Stappenbeck for their contributions!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF327.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9 MB, 9.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Bougainvillea</em> chlorotic vein banding virus<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170803141048.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Steed AL, Christophi GP, Kaiko GE, Sun L, Goodwin VM, Jain U, Esaulova E, Artyomov MN, Morales DJ, Holtzman MJ, Boon ACM, Lenschow DJ, Stappenbeck TS. 2017. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6350/498" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The microbial metabolite desaminotyrosine protects from influenza through type I interferon</a>. Science 357:498–502.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130150414.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nanobots with propellers modeled after bacterial flagella</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171201181555.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Embedding useful bacteria into "ink" used to print 3D structures</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-virtual-reality-bacteria.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Controlling behavior of individual bacteria using a computer</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171204144757.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Exercise alone can affect microbiota</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-bacterial-international-space-station-resembles.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes in ISS are similar to microbes in Earth homes</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 326 - Ciliate Symbionts Selected Separately
<p>This episode: Learning about endosymbionts by comparing bacteria living inside eukaryotes to their free-living cousins!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Vittorio Boscaro for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF326.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Ancalochloris perfilievii</em><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Boscaro V, Kolisko M, Felletti M, Vannini C, Lynn DH, Keeling PJ. 2017. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0237-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Parallel genome reduction in symbionts descended from closely related free-living bacteria</a>. Nat Ecol Evol 1:1160.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/47/12566.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Wolbachia</em> naturally found in mosquitoes inhibits malaria transmission</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-11-bacteria-pacemaker-intestine.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Group of 5 microbes help regulate Hydra's body contractions</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(17)30448-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">In mice, fungi can function somewhat in place of gut bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-11-bacterial-viruses-interact-human-cells.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteriophages get carried all over the body</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171129131417.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria engineered to make boron-carbon bonds</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 325 - Moisture Mobilizes Mycelium Multiples
<p>This episode: Figuring out how mushrooms launch their spores out using a trick of water surface tension!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF325.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.7 MB, 7.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Carrot torradovirus 1<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725204141.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://figshare.com/articles/Movie_S1_from_Asymmetric_drop_coalescence_launches_fungal_ballistospores_with_directionality/5245192" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Video of artificial "spore" launching</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Liu F, Chavez RL, Patek SN, Pringle A, Feng JJ, Chen C-H. 2017. <a href= "http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/14/132/20170083" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Asymmetric drop coalescence launches fungal ballistospores with directionality</a>. J R Soc Interface 14:20170083.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://mic.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/micro/10.1099/mic.0.000539" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteriophage also inhibits fungal pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/46/12267.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virus infects both plant and fungus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115131251.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut interactions between bacteria and salt</a> - <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115130859.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">also this</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jobm.201700143/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria can transform toxic metals into less harmful forms</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171116090236.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes generating electricity from swine wastewater</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 324 - Prokaryote Prefers Poorer Power
<p>This episode: Hot spring archaea prefer to use elements that give them less energy even when more energetic options are available!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF324.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "http://ijs.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/ijsem/10.1099/00207713-36-2-302" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vitreoscilla beggiatoides</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705132937.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Amenabar MJ, Shock EL, Roden EE, Peters JW, Boyd ES. 2017. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v10/n8/full/ngeo2978.html?foxtrotcallback=true" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbial substrate preference dictated by energy demand rather than supply</a>. Nat Geosci 10:577–581.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/22/e01672-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Developing good methods for using skin microbiome for forensics</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171102120952.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbe discovered that consumes groundwater contaminant dioxane</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/5/e00770-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mucus-eating gut microbes can produce beneficial nutrients and vitamins</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171107113217.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Making new beer and wine flavors with different yeast</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171114142340.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Providing leaf microbiota to help endangered plants survive in wild</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 323 - Clostridium Capturing Carbon with Walter Sandoval
<p>This episode: I talk with Dr. Walter Sandoval-Espinola, a researcher from Paraguay, now a postdoc at Harvard, about his discovery that biofuel-producing bacteria <em>Clostridium beijerinckii</em> can also transform CO<sub>2</sub> and carbon monoxide into biofuels!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF323.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (37 MB, 40.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://cienciadelsur.com/2018/01/05/microbiologia-aplicaciones-industriales-biomedicas/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item en español</a><br /> <br /> Find Walter on <a href="https://twitter.com/powerwally">Twitter</a> or <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-sandoval-espinola-1b675a74/">LinkedIn</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Sandoval-Espinola WJ, Chinn MS, Thon MR, Bruno-Bárcena JM. 2017. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12962-8">Evidence of mixotrophic carbon-capture by n-butanol-producer <em>Clostridium beijerinckii</em></a>. Sci Rep 7:12759.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171005103222.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Even microbes can help mix up lake water</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171010133930.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using drones to sample whale microbiome</a></li> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-017-0357-4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Prebiotics could affect gut even without microbe involvement</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171012091423.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria do better in changing environments when they cooperate</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-017-0051-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Newly discovered bacterial defense against phages</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 322 - Parents' Partners Protect Plants
<p>Happy New Year! This episode: Fungal endophytes transferred from healthy adult plant leaf litter help baby cacao plants resist disease!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Natalie Christian for her contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF322.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.3 MB, 11.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19712732" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>Lactobacillus</em> virus Lb338-1</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170707211114.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <a href= "http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/dogs-are-happy-mutants-the-chocolate-microbiome-plant-sunburn-cancer-metastasis-finding-aliens-1.4215679/chocolate-plants-get-fungus-armour-from-their-parents-1.4215685" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hear a CBC interview with Dr. Christian about this research</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Christian N, Herre EA, Mejia LC, Clay K. 2017. <a href= "http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1858/20170641">Exposure to the leaf litter microbiome of healthy adults protects seedlings from pathogen damage</a>. Proc R Soc B 284:20170641.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/20/e00855-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using bacteria to clean up radioactive strontium from water</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-017-0030-5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ocean bacteria make themselves slippery instead of sticky to avoid predators</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171002161229.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Which plants grow in tropics depends on how fungi interact with their seeds</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171003144506.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using an antibiotic-sensing protein to control antibiotic production in bacteria</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171003111814.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Symbiotic fungi can help plants tolerate stresses better</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 321 - Escherichia Extends elegans Existence
<p>This episode: Bacteria with various gene knockouts help roundworms live longer and with less disease!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF321.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.9 MB, 10.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170615142745.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Han B, Sivaramakrishnan P, Lin C-CJ, Neve IAA, He J, Tay LWR, Sowa JN, Sizovs A, Du G, Wang J, Herman C, Wang MC. 2017. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009286741730627X" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbial Genetic Composition Tunes Host Longevity</a>. Cell 169:1249–1262.e13.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.reviews.com/probiotic-supplement/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Useful reviews and guide to commercial probiotic selection at Reviews.com</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170912102804.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Success of high-fiber diet depends on gut microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170928121651.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering microbes to produce fluorine-containing polymers (like Teflon)</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-09-mosquito-gut-bacteria-clues-malaria.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using mosquito gut bacteria to prevent malaria spread</a></li> <li><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/3865/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bacteria and archaea in harsh places share genes often</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 320 - Fortified Fungi Fight Fevers
<p>This episode: Fungi modified to produce spider and scorpion toxins kill malaria-transmitting mosquitoes extra fast!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Brian Lovett for his contribution.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF320.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Microbispora parva</em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613101954.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Bilgo E, Lovett B, Fang W, Bende N, King GF, Diabate A, Leger RJS. 2017. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03399-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Improved efficacy of an arthropod toxin expressing fungus against insecticide-resistant malaria-vector mosquitoes</a>. Sci Rep 7:3433.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00529-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virus-like protein helps bacteria eat fungi</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/36/E7506.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Molecules from good bacteria help animals stay healthy for longer</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170905093550.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zika virus could help treat brain cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/19/e01323-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotic bacterium helps prevent gluten-related gut problems in mice</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170914152322.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Native vs. invader microbes help or prevent invasive marine plants invade</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 319 - Mycelial Moisture Magnanimity
<p>This episode: Filament network-forming organisms like fungi can transfer nutrients and moisture to bacteria in harsher conditions!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF319.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.4 MB, 11.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Desulfuromonas_acetoxidans" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Desulfuromonas acetoxidans</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href="https://phys.org/news/2017-06-fungi-bacteria-slumber.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Worrich A, Stryhanyuk H, Musat N, König S, Banitz T, Centler F, Frank K, Thullner M, Harms H, Richnow H-H, Miltner A, Kästner M, Wick LY. 2017. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15472" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mycelium-mediated transfer of water and nutrients stimulates bacterial activity in dry and oligotrophic environments</a>. Nat Commun 8:ncomms15472.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-017-0319-x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Which gut fungi transfer from mothers to babies</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170825112839.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria as catalyst substrate for biofuel cleaning</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170829113907.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Different gut microbiota associated with Parkinson's disease</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170830141248.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineering gut bacteria to talk to the body in helpful ways</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-08-bacterial-protein-aphrodisiac-choanoflagellates.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria induce mating in another ocean microbe</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 318 - Killers Controlling Coral Contamination
<p>This episode: Bacteria that prey on other bacteria could help keep corals healthy! Thanks to Rory Welsh for his contribution.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF318.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.8 MB, 14 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Latino mammarenavirus<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Welsh RM, Rosales SM, Zaneveld JR, Payet JP, McMinds R, Hubbs SL, Thurber RLV. 2017. <a href="https://peerj.com/articles/3315" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alien vs. predator: bacterial challenge alters coral microbiomes unless controlled by <em>Halobacteriovorax</em> predators</a>. PeerJ 5:e3315.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170814161955.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using trees and their microbes to clean up pollution</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00372-3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using bacteria to preserve/repair stone monuments and statues</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817141819.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stable gut microbes could help defend against amoeba infection</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170816100302.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phage therapy treats very resistant infection in person</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v548/n7668/full/nature23480.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotic + probiotic food could help prevent infant sepsis</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 317 - Mosquito Microbe Movement
<p>This episode: Studying how <em>Wolbachia</em> bacteria spread through a mosquito population helps efforts to use them to prevent the spread of Dengue! Thanks to Tom Schmidt for his contribution.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF317.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.3 MB, 12.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC91120/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Heterosigma akashiwo</em> virus 01</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170530144753.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Schmidt TL, Barton NH, Rašić G, Turley AP, Montgomery BL, Iturbe-Ormaetxe I, Cook PE, Ryan PA, Ritchie SA, Hoffmann AA, O’Neill SL, Turelli M. 2017. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001894" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Local introduction and heterogeneous spatial spread of dengue-suppressing <em>Wolbachia</em> through an urban population of <em>Aedes aegypti</em></a>. PLOS Biol 15:e2001894.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170727141457.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut bacteria affect what foods and bacteria that fruit flies prefer to eat</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801101906.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using mouth bacteria to estimate time of death</a></li> <li><a href="https://phys.org/news/2017-08-biggest-proteins.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Huge bacterial protein attaches to ice and diatoms</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170810173334.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feeding friendly gut microbes helps prevent imbalance</a></li> <li><a href="https://phys.org/news/2017-08-bacteria.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria can sense and respond to touch</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 316 - Studying Sizeable Special Synthetases
<p>This episode: Scientists study how fungi make interesting peptides using large proteins instead of ribosomes.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF316.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.7 MB, 9.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Nerine virus X<br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523144107.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Yu D, Xu F, Zhang S, Zhan J. 2017. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15349" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Decoding and reprogramming fungal iterative nonribosomal peptide synthetases</a>. Nat Commun 8:ncomms15349.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v547/n7663/full/nature23017.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using CRISPR to encode a short movie into a bacterial genome</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719132235.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virus that tolerates boiling acid could be model for super-tough nanomaterials</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720095318.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Avoiding microbiota disruption protects frogs from parasites</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720103131.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Soil microbe communities are also recovering in prairie restoration</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719113300.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Couples modify each other's microbe communities, though not much</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 315 - Probiotics Prevent Protein Plaques
<p>This episode: In mice genetically modified to have Alzheimer's-like disease, giving probiotics reduced their degeneration!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF315.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.8 MB, 13 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: SARS coronavirus<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Bonfili L, Cecarini V, Berardi S, Scarpona S, Suchodolski JS, Nasulti C, Fiorini D, Boarelli MC, Rossi G, Eleuteri AM. 2017. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-02587-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbiota modulation counteracts Alzheimer's disease progression influencing neuronal proteolysis and gut hormone plasma levels</a>. Sci Rep 7:2426.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170706143130.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fruit fly bacteria attack wasps' ribosomes that attack them</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170711125700.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria living on the eye protect it from infection</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170712145602.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New technique to prevent CRISPR/Cas from functioning</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170714071459.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tardigrades should be able to survive almost any kind of planetary catastrophe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12765/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using fungi to recover/clean up metals from liquid</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 314 - Drosophila Dwellers Delay Deficiency
<p>This episode: Bacteria affect fruit fly behavior by reducing their need and craving for protein-rich food!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Dr. Carlos Ribeiro for his contribution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF314.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.7 MB, 16.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-04-gut-bacteria-brain-animals.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://ribeirolab.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Ribeiro lab website</a> - two fully-funded postdoc opportunities available<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Leitão-Gonçalves R, Carvalho-Santos Z, Francisco AP, Fioreze GT, Anjos M, Baltazar C, Elias AP, Itskov PM, Piper MDW, Ribeiro C. 2017. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2000862" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Commensal bacteria and essential amino acids control food choice behavior and reproduction</a>. PLOS Biol 15:e2000862.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11274-017-2314-6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria could help remove lead from mining waste</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170630090348.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modified bacteria could make natural food coloring economically</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mbo3.476/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Diet correlates with gut microbe community structure better than body weight does</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705104039.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fungal symbionts in Arctic thawing out may help trees deal with heat</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/well/live/can-i-test-the-health-of-my-gut-microbiota.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How good are commercial microbiota tests?</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 313 - Colonies Correct Chloride Corrosion
<p>This episode: Bacteria could help treat corrosion to preserve ancient iron artifacts!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Drs. Pilar Junier and Edith Joseph for their contributions!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF313.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.4 MB, 14.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Comensoli L, Maillard J, Albini M, Sandoz F, Junier P, Joseph E. 2017. <a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/9/e03478-16" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Use of Bacteria To Stabilize Archaeological Iron</a>. Appl Environ Microbiol 83:e03478-16.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-06-human-skin-microbiome-archaea-abundance.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Archaeal communities on skin change with age</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170626124424.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using viruses to deliver useful stuff to the nervous system</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170627105323.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Polymer-coating bacteria to improve their electricity-generating ability</a></li> <li><a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/25093" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">61% of yeast essential genes can be replaced by <em>E. coli</em> versions</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2625334" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Breast milk and skin are important sources of microbes for infants</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Email questions or comments to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 312 - Antibiotic Acts As Agreement
<p>This episode: Bacteria that produce antibiotic molecule can also use it for communication between cells!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF312.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10 MB, 11 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "http://viralzone.expasy.org/745?outline=all_by_species" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Rosellinia necatrix</em> victorivirus 1</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Beyersmann PG, Tomasch J, Son K, Stocker R, Göker M, Wagner-Döbler I, Simon M, Brinkhoff T. 2017. <a href= "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-00784-7" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dual function of tropodithietic acid as antibiotic and signaling molecule in global gene regulation of the probiotic bacterium <em>Phaeobacter inhibens</em></a>. Sci Rep 7:730.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mbo3.497/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria may be key to certain grasses' success</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mmi.13737/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Small-genome bacteria have old school space-saving multi-function enzymes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.blogger.com/Using%20electricity%20to%20help%20microbes%20clean%20up%20pollution" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using electricity to help microbes clean up pollution</a> (paper) (<a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628144829.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">see here also</a>)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705113119.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic organisms cooperate in ocean</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.nature.com/news/modified-viruses-deliver-death-to-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-1.22173" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phage therapy with CRISPR-modified viruses</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 311 - Synchronized Slimes Spread Slowly
<p>This episode: Separate groups of bacteria can each thrive better when they take turns growing instead of competing!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Jintao Liu and Rosa Martinez-Corral for their contributions to this episode!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF311.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.2 MB, 15.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: Palyam virus<br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-04-biologists-timesharing-strategy-bacteria.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Liu J, Martinez-Corral R, Prindle A, Lee DD, Larkin J, Gabalda-Sagarra M, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Süel GM. 2017. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6338/638" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Coupling between distant biofilms and emergence of nutrient time-sharing</a>. Science 356:638–642.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13836/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbe prefers making its own siderophores rather than relying on others'</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-06-mussels-sponges-deep-sea-oil.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deep-sea animals live off microbes that eat oil</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179739" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Correlating gut microbiome differences with anorexia</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621120515.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Having microbes affects mice's perception of internal pain</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13517/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria that digest gluten could be helpful as probiotics</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 310 - Prodigious Particles Produce Proteins
<p>This episode: Newly discovered giant viruses almost build their own replication machinery instead of using their host's!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF310.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.2 MB, 12.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em>Terasakiella pusilla</em><br /> <em><br /></em> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-04-group-giant-viruses.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Schulz F, Yutin N, Ivanova NN, Ortega DR, Lee TK, Vierheilig J, Daims H, Horn M, Wagner M, Jensen GJ, Kyrpides NC, Koonin EV, Woyke T. 2017. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6333/82" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Giant viruses with an expanded complement of translation system components</a>. Science 356:82–85.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.asm.org/index.php/mbiosphere/item/6515-researchers-identify-mechanism-to-stop-citrus-tree-disease" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using insect bacteria to control devastating citrus disease</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-06-microbes-meerkat-gangs-signature-scents.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes give meerkat gangs their signature scents</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/24/6340.short" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria use a special trick with their flagella to get unstuck</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613163314.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fecal transplant microbes can stick around for years after treatment</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170619101827.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Probiotics could help protect honeybees from pesticides</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 309 - Fungus Foils Phytophagy
<p>This episode: Fungi living in plants could protect them from ants that cut up their leaves to feed their own fungal gardens!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF309.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293622/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Escherichia</em> virus RB3</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Rocha SL, Evans HC, Jorge VL, Cardoso LAO, Pereira FST, Rocha FB, Barreto RW, Hart AG, Elliot SL. 2017. <a href= "http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/4/160628" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Recognition of endophytic <em>Trichoderma</em> species by leaf-cutting ants and their potential in a Trojan-horse management strategy</a>. R Soc Open Sci 4:160628.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0178555" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What kinds of bacteria live on cats' skin</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170531151032.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbes could help reduce levels of most toxic mercury form</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13505/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plant bacteria can protect plants against cadmium toxicity</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170605121347.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rotifer transposons can protect them against aging</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606095042.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria help protect against <em>Listeria</em> infection</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 308 - Predators' Projectile Prototypes
<p>This episode: Eukaryotic ocean microbes have surprisingly diverse and complex ballistic weapons!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF308.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.2 MB, 9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3181/00379727-129-33351">Mycoplasma arginini</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/3/e1602552/tab-figures-data" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cool videos of microbial weapons firing</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Gavelis GS, Wakeman KC, Tillmann U, Ripken C, Mitarai S, Herranz M, Özbek S, Holstein T, Keeling PJ, Leander BS. 2017. <a href= "http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/3/e1602552">Microbial arms race: Ballistic “nematocysts” in dinoflagellates represent a new extreme in organelle complexity</a>. Sci Adv 3:e1602552.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol201789" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Astronaut Kate Rubin's experience as microbiologist in space</a> (paywall)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/15/e00590-17.abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineered nitrogen-fixing bacteria can reduce need for fertilizer</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v546/n7656/full/nature22399.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Diversity of bacterial communities on leaves linked with ecosystem productivity</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/12/e00277-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using parts of phages to do rapid detection of pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170601124153.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microbiome modification contributes to effect of diabetes medication</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 307 - Simplified Stable Soil Symbiosis
<p>This episode: A stable community of only 7 bacteria around corn roots take on similar functions to the much more diverse soil community!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF307.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.5 MB, 13.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00288233.1972.10421287">Corynebacterium insidiosum</a></em><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Niu B, Paulson JN, Zheng X, Kolter R. 2017. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/114/12/E2450">Simplified and representative bacterial community of maize roots</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:E2450–E2459.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170515111130.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gut community correlates with inflammatory bowel disease treatment effectiveness</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/11/e00275-17.short" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bacteria-produced hydrogen in soil could feed other plant-benefiting microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0176286" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineered bacteria could treat genetic disease by digesting things for people who can't</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0177810" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engineered cancer-killing virus also delivers therapy directly to tumors</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/5/e1601984" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using microbes to create clothing that adapts in color and ventilation</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 306 - Microbes Moderate Metabolic Maladjustment
<p>This episode: Microbes from obese mice seemed helpful in protecting other mice somewhat from an unhealthy lifestyle.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF306.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.5 MB, 9.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptomyces_thermoviolaceus">Streptomyces thermoviolaceus</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170316112616.htm">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Nicolas S, Blasco‐Baque V, Fournel A, Gilleron J, Klopp P, Waget A, Ceppo F, Marlin A, Padmanabhan R, Iacovoni JS, Tercé F, Cani PD, Tanti J-F, Burcelin R, Knauf C, Cormont M, Serino M. 2017. <a href= "http://msb.embopress.org/content/13/3/921">Transfer of dysbiotic gut microbiota has beneficial effects on host liver metabolism</a>. Mol Syst Biol 13:921.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112423.htm" target="_blank">Global warming could harm reptiles by disrupting their gut bacteria</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-05-quorum-beneficial-bacteria-pathogenic.html" target="_blank">Insect microbes that start causing disease but then stop when their numbers get higher</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170511135932.htm" target="_blank">Microbes in sea spray affect the atmosphere and climate</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112411.htm" target="_blank">How breastmilk bacteria affect infant's gut community</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170511113528.htm" target="_blank">Sea sponge bacteria can produce toxic flame retardant chemicals</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 305 - Defensive Disordered Desiccation
<p>This episode: Tardigrades have an interesting way of surviving complete drying out: by producing proteins lacking a stable structure!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF305.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.8 MB, 13 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandipura_virus">Chandipura vesiculovirus</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-03-tardigrades-unique-protein-desiccation.html"> News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Boothby TC, Tapia H, Brozena AH, Piszkiewicz S, Smith AE, Giovannini I, Rebecchi L, Pielak GJ, Koshland D, Goldstein B. 2017. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1097276517301338"> Tardigrades Use Intrinsically Disordered Proteins to Survive Desiccation</a>. Mol Cell 65:975–984.e5.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/18/4775.short" target= "_blank">Gut microbes are important for many bee bodily functions</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170428084347.htm" target="_blank">Bacterium helps defend insects but makes plants sick</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170502112545.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria can mutate faster or slower to adapt to their environment</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/2/e02330-16.short" target="_blank">Cyanobacteria respond to different colors of light in different ways</a> (paper)(<a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/2/e00498-17.abstract">commentary</a>)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170504173454.htm" target="_blank">Intense prolonged exercise could negatively impact the gut community</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 304 - Phages Facilitate Photosynthesis
<p>This episode: Viruses infecting cyanobacteria can produce proteins that actually help their host capture light better!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF304.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.6 MB, 7.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/19470300338" target= "_blank">Pseudomonas</a> <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568988316300191" target="_blank">asplenii</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170223102028.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Gasper R, Schwach J, Hartmann J, Holtkamp A, Wiethaus J, Riedel N, Hofmann E, Frankenberg-Dinkel N. 2017. <a href= "http://www.jbc.org/content/292/8/3089" target="_blank">Distinct Features of Cyanophage-encoded T-type Phycobiliprotein Lyase ΦCpeT: The Role of Auxiliary Metabolic Genes</a>. J Biol Chem 292:3089–3098.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-04-fungi-enormous-potential-antibiotics.html" target="_blank">Many new antibiotics could be discovered in fungi</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170420132342.htm" target="_blank">Finding bacteria to degrade triclosan in the environment</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170424141205.htm" target="_blank">Microbes could affect gut chemotherapy treatment</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13774/abstract" target="_blank">Carbon nanotubes help bacteria produce more methane</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427091746.htm" target="_blank">Fecal transplant could be helpful for treating ulcerative colitis also</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 303 - Sticky Skin Sows Cells
<p>This episode: Roundworms in soil can carry with them bacteria they eat to grow new food, like farmers!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF303.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.1 MB, 12.15 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_herpesvirus_1" target= "_blank">Equid alphaherpesvirus 1</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-02-common-roundworm-farm-bacteria.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Thutupalli S, Uppaluri S, Constable GWA, Levin SA, Stone HA, Tarnita CE, Brangwynne CP. 2017. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/114/9/2289" target="_blank">Farming and public goods production in <em>Caenorhabditis elegans</em> populations</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:2289–2294.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170413141106.htm" target="_blank">Using modified CRISPR for quick detection of infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/9/e00053-17.short" target="_blank">Modifying cyanobacterium cell length to make extracting biofuels easier</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-04-scientists-human-germ-hybrid-molecules-drug-resistant.html" target="_blank">Fusing phage proteins with antibodies to better target pathogens</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1434461017300354" target="_blank">Some amoebas can penetrate biofilms to feed on dangerous bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-04-bacteriophages-natural-drugs-combat-superbugs.html" target="_blank">Phages have some advantages over antibiotics</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 302 - Message Moderates Microbe Mortality
<p>This episode: Even organisms as simple as viruses can communicate with each other!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF302.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.7 MB, 13.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "http://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/stave-off-sweet-potato-disease/" target="_blank">Sweet potato virus C</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v541/n7638/full/nature21118.html" target="_blank">Commentary (paywall)</a><br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTRQdV0FLdI" target= "_blank">Great talk about bacterial communication by Dr. Bonnie Bassler</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Erez Z, Steinberger-Levy I, Shamir M, Doron S, Stokar-Avihail A, Peleg Y, Melamed S, Leavitt A, Savidor A, Albeck S, Amitai G, Sorek R. 2017. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v541/n7638/full/nature21049.html" target="_blank">Communication between viruses guides lysis–lysogeny decisions</a>. Nature 541:488–493.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406121549.htm" target="_blank">Engineering gut bacteria to detect and report gut inflammation</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406121520.htm" target="_blank">Plants give fat to their root fungi in exchange for other nutrients</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411090159.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbe metabolite linked with lower risk of diabetes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12561/abstract" target="_blank">Making bioelectrodes by embedding bacteria in glass</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411085819.htm" target="_blank">Using CRISPR to discover new drug-producing bacterial genes</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 301 - Cells Simulate City Structures
<p>This episode: Ancient microbes built underwater structures that look like sunken, ancient cities!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF301.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.6 MB, 11.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "http://www.actino.jp/DigitalAtlas/atlas.cgi?species=Actinomadura%20luteofluorescens" target="_blank">Actinomadura luteofluorescens</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-08-cities-future-built-microbes.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href= "https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/underwater-lost-city-built-by-microbes/" target="_blank">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Andrews JE, Stamatakis MG, Marca-Bell A, Stewart C, Millar IL. 2016. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264817216301611" target="_blank">Exhumed hydrocarbon-seep authigenic carbonates from Zakynthos Island (Greece): Concretions not archaeological remains</a>. Marine and Petroleum Geology 76:16–25.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0174754" target="_blank">Insecticide-resistant insects have insecticide-degrading gut bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/science/microbes-outer-space.html" target="_blank">Microbe spores that can survive in space</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0174597" target="_blank">Fungus-gardening ants are choosy about how much CO<sub>2</sub> they want in their gardens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170403193052.htm" target="_blank">Biochar helps microbes transfer electrons around in soil</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406143845.htm" target="_blank">Exposure of infants to furry pets affects microbiota</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 300 - Hyphae Help Horizontal (Gene Transfer)
<p>This episode: Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF300.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.2 MB, 14.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Microbe of the episode: <em><a href= "http://azotoreview.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Azotobacter vinelandii</a></em><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161214085741.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnsYh6511Ic" target= "_blank">Video of bacteria swimming along mycelium</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/posts/12420765" target= "_blank">Full statement from Tom Berthold</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Berthold T, Centler F, Hübschmann T, Remer R, Thullner M, Harms H, Wick LY. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/srep/2016/161104/srep36390/full/srep36390.html" target="_blank">Mycelia as a focal point for horizontal gene transfer among soil bacteria</a>. Sci Rep 6:36390.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321145322.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial DNA reduces mouse airway allergies</a></li> <li><a href= "https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-017-0256-8" target="_blank">Changes in microbiomes of people in 500-day space simulation</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170328095145.htm" target="_blank">Using advanced electron microscopy to visualize giant virus</a></li> <li><a href="https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bacteria.html" target= "_blank">Bacterial predators find prey by both being trapped by their own whirlpools</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-03-viruses-oceanic-basement.html" target="_blank">Many unusual viruses are moving around in the fluids of the rocky ocean floor</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 299 - Predator Pops Polymer Producers
<p>This episode: Using predatory bacteria to extract valuable bioplastics from other bacteria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF299.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 6.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-12-predatory-bacterium-bioplastic.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Martínez V, Herencias C, Jurkevitch E, Prieto MA. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/srep/2016/160418/srep24381/full/srep24381.html" target="_blank">Engineering a predatory bacterium as a proficient killer agent for intracellular bio-products recovery: The case of the polyhydroxyalkanoates</a>. Sci Rep 6:24381.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-03-phage-therapy-shown-drug-resistant-superbug.html" target="_blank">Phages could treat infections serious in cystic fibrosis</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12704/abstract" target="_blank">Microbes help protect plants against virus infection</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314081623.htm" target="_blank">Getting closer to fecal transplant in pill form</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314093530.htm" target="_blank">Microbe communities in overused land recover as vegetation is restored</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/12/E2310.short" target="_blank">Deep sea phage makes a DNA polymerase that doesn't need primers</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 298 - Bacteria Boost Bone Buildup
<p>This episode: Gut microbes can even affect formation/remodeling of bones!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF298.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.5 MB, 9.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Yan J, Herzog JW, Tsang K, Brennan CA, Bower MA, Garrett WS, Sartor BR, Aliprantis AO, Charles JF. 2016. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/113/47/E7554" target="_blank">Gut microbiota induce IGF-1 and promote bone formation and growth</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 113:E7554–E7563.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170307112749.htm" target="_blank">Raindrops can spread soil bacteria around everywhere</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/10/2434.short" target= "_blank">Lots to learn from studying sauerkraut</a> (paywall)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/8/1/e02102-16.short" target="_blank">Only some bacteria in a colony do all the expanding and multiplying</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v543/n7644/full/nature21391.html" target="_blank">Phage genes help <em>Wolbachia</em> prevent host insects from interbreeding with uninfected hosts</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12731/abstract" target="_blank">Probiotic bacteria could help prevent damage from heavy metals</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 297 - Defenders Develop Disease Decrease
<p>This episode: Beneficial microbes defend roundworms against a pathogen and pressure it to evolve to cause less disease!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF297.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-11-video-good-bacteria-diseases-deadly.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Ford SA, Kao D, Williams D, King KC. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/161115/ncomms13430/full/ncomms13430.html" target="_blank">Microbe-mediated host defence drives the evolution of reduced pathogen virulence</a>. Nat Commun 7:13430.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/9/E1578.short" target= "_blank">Fungus eats dead insects and keeps bacterial competitors away</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301085255.htm" target="_blank">Soil microbes are better for green roof soils than chemical fertilizers</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301092711.htm" target="_blank">Soil microbes make tuberculosis-treating chemicals</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302133859.htm" target="_blank">Parkinson's and treatments can have detectable effects on microbiome</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303143126.htm" target="_blank"><em>Aspergillus</em> fungi have a lot of potential uses</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 296 - Predator Permits Pathogen Penetration
<p>This episode: Tiny crustaceans eat paramecia, allowing viruses to infect algae inside them!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF296.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.1 MB, 9.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Follow-up to episode 259: <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170525085118.htm" target="_blank">mass-producing worm spit healing protein</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161110155309.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> DeLong JP, Al-Ameeli Z, Duncan G, Etten JLV, Dunigan DD. 2016. <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/113/48/13780" target= "_blank">Predators catalyze an increase in chloroviruses by foraging on the symbiotic hosts of zoochlorellae</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 113:13780–13784.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v542/n7641/full/542274a.html" target="_blank">Microbes are important for protecting bees</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215084450.htm" target="_blank">Ant bacteria produce potential new antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-02-year-old-microbes-mexican-nasa-scientist.html" target="_blank">Old microbes discovered living in mine crystals</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222150302.htm" target="_blank">Skin bacteria could protect against pathogens</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/114/9/2094.short" target= "_blank">Author is writing poems in a bacterial genome so they survive the apocalypse</a> (paywall)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 295 - Fly Ferries Fungus Feebleness
<p>This episode: Fungus-eating flies transfer viruses that help make fungi less harmful to plants!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF295.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170323141424.htm" target="_blank">Another example of viruses doing weird things in this fungus</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Liu S, Xie J, Cheng J, Li B, Chen T, Fu Y, Li G, Wang M, Jin H, Wan H, Jiang D. 2016. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/113/45/12803" target="_blank">Fungal DNA virus infects a mycophagous insect and utilizes it as a transmission vector</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci 113:12803–12808.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170209133509.htm" target="_blank">Iron-containing molecules can help various bacteria generate electricity</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171352" target="_blank">Exercise lifestyle can affect gut community</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.asm.org/index.php/mbiosphere/item/5901-discovery-of-microbial-polyesterase-genes-may-help-sustainable-textile-biodegradation" target="_blank">New discovery of plastic-degrading microbe enzymes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170213131437.htm" target="_blank">Controlling bacterial metabolism dynamically</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/5/e03057-16.short" target="_blank">Bacteria in bats could be good at fighting fungal pathogens</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 294 - Bacteria Benefit Bad Burns
<p>This episode: Probiotic bacteria prevent deadly infections in mice with serious burns!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF294.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 6.92 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Argenta A, Satish L, Gallo P, Liu F, Kathju S. 2016. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0165294" target="_blank">Local Application of Probiotic Bacteria Prophylaxes against Sepsis and Death Resulting from Burn Wound Infection</a>. PLOS ONE 11:e0165294.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13414/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria can help cotton plants tolerate salt</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161117134626.htm" target="_blank">Fiber stops microbes from eating protective gut mucus</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116103642.htm" target="_blank">Potential new antibiotics predicted and discovered in human microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-11-bacteria-ramp-immune-response-viral.html" target="_blank">Bacteria communicate to work together against viruses</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161118130421.htm" target="_blank">Root bacteria help protect plants against arsenic and infections</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 293 - Millet Microbe Makes Meshes
<p>This episode: Bacteria in finger millet roots create special killing traps for damaging fungi!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF293.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160926115341.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Mousa WK, Shearer C, Limay-Rios V, Ettinger CL, Eisen JA, Raizada MN. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016167" target= "_blank">Root-hair endophyte stacking in finger millet creates a physicochemical barrier to trap the fungal pathogen <em>Fusarium graminearum</em></a>. Nat Microbiol 1:16167.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-02-cocktail-bacteria-killing-viruses-cholera-infection.html" target="_blank">Animal study of phage cocktail to treat cholera</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/4/e02689-16.short" target="_blank">Soil microbes could help clean up arsenic contamination</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-02-complex-bacterium-evolutionary-story.html" target="_blank">Bacteria with nucleus-like structure even have nuclear pore-like structures</a></li> <li><a href= "http://biotechnologyforbiofuels.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13068-017-0720-5" target="_blank">Using bacteria to find best enzymes for degrading lignin</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170206130358.htm" target="_blank">Making microbial fuel cells with paper</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 292 - Testing Tardigrade Tolerance Tricks
<p>This episode: Tiny super-resistant animals, tardigrades, make proteins that can directly shield DNA from radiation!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF292.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.3 MB, 8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-09-protein-shields-human-dna-x-rays.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href= "http://www.nature.com/news/tardigrade-protein-helps-human-dna-withstand-radiation-1.20648" target="_blank">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Hashimoto T, Horikawa DD, Saito Y, Kuwahara H, Kozuka-Hata H, Shin-I T, Minakuchi Y, Ohishi K, Motoyama A, Aizu T, Enomoto A, Kondo K, Tanaka S, Hara Y, Koshikawa S, Sagara H, Miura T, Yokobori S, Miyagawa K, Suzuki Y, Kubo T, Oyama M, Kohara Y, Fujiyama A, Arakawa K, Katayama T, Toyoda A, Kunieda T. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160920/ncomms12808/full/ncomms12808.html" target="_blank">Extremotolerant tardigrade genome and improved radiotolerance of human cultured cells by tardigrade-unique protein</a>. Nat Commun 7:12808.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170113093355.htm" target="_blank">New sunscreen compounds could come from bacteria</a></li> <li><a href= "http://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-016-0209-7" target="_blank">Bacterial fingerprints don't last forever</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6321/194" target="_blank">Virus infecting bacteria makes structure like a nucleus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170117140009.htm" target="_blank">Microbes could produce useful, biological nanowires</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170124123305.htm" target="_blank">Finding viruses to control fungal pathogens of plants</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 291 - Pseudomonas Cyanide Supplies Seed Sustenance
<p>This episode: Cyanide-producing bacteria help plants grow, not by harming pathogens but by freeing up nutrients!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF291.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.5 MB, 9.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Rijavec T, Lapanje A. 2016. <a href= "http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01785/abstract" target="_blank">Hydrogen Cyanide in the Rhizosphere: Not Suppressing Plant Pathogens, but Rather Regulating Availability of Phosphate</a>. Front Microbiol 7</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0163956" target="_blank">Pooling samples from multiple donors could help fecal transplant effectiveness</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-01-viral-predators-bacteria-sensitivity-contagious.html" target="_blank">Phage-resistant bacteria can become vulnerable by taking up sensitive genes</a></li> <li><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/2876/" target="_blank">How mice are handled affects results of mouse gut microbe studies</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2017-01-bacteria-species-long-range-electrical.html" target="_blank">Bacteria communicate with electrical signals</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170112141402.htm" target="_blank">Shrubland plants and microbes always negotiating</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 290 - Lichens' Little Lodgers
<p>I'm back! This episode: Lichens, long known to be a partnership between fungi and algae, now discovered to have an important third member!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF290.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.1 MB, 8.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160721151213.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Spribille T, Tuovinen V, Resl P, Vanderpool D, Wolinski H, Aime MC, Schneider K, Stabentheiner E, Toome-Heller M, Thor G, Mayrhofer H, Johannesson H, McCutcheon JP. 2016. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6298/488" target= "_blank">Basidiomycete yeasts in the cortex of ascomycete macrolichens</a>. Science 353:488–492.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/83/2/e02317-16.short" target="_blank">Some protists like to eat archaea</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/6/e01326-16.short" target="_blank">Bee bacteria can break down harmful sugars in bee food</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005275" target="_blank">Testing how best to use mosquito bacteria to block virus transmission</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.asm.org/index.php/mbiosphere/item/5226-microbiomes-in-far-flung-places-characterizing-the-arctic-inuit-gut-microbiome" target="_blank">Studying Inuit gut microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1006006" target="_blank">Temperature affects <em>Wolbachia</em> health in mosquitoes</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles Special - Novozymes' Nathan Cude
<p>This episode: An interview with Dr. Nathan Cude, team leader at Novozymes BioAg Alliance, working on finding and bringing to market soil microbes that can help crops grow!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFSpecialCudeNZ.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.1 MB, 15.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href="https://www.novozymes.com/" target= "_blank">Novozymes</a><br /> <a href="http://www.monsantobioag.com/Pages/bioag-alliance.aspx" target="_blank">BioAg Alliance</a><br /> Nathan Cude on <a href="https://twitter.com/CudeMonster" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathancude/" target= "_blank">LinkedIn</a></p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 289 - Prehistoric Paired Prokaryote Partners
<p>This episode: Great apes' specific gut microbe communities have been with us for millions of years!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF289.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.1 MB, 10 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160721151457.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-bacteria-human-gut.html" target= "_blank">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Moeller AH, Caro-Quintero A, Mjungu D, Georgiev AV, Lonsdorf EV, Muller MN, Pusey AE, Peeters M, Hahn BH, Ochman H. 2016. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/380" target= "_blank">Cospeciation of gut microbiota with hominids</a>. Science 353:380–382.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(16)30447-4" target="_blank">Gut bacteria could help treat kidney disease</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-12-maverick-related-virus-single-celled-immunity-giant.html" target="_blank">Virus that infects viruses acts as genomic antiviral defense for host</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13645/abstract" target="_blank">Microbial archaeology studies bacteria resistant to copper in medieval foundry</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b05027" target="_blank">Bacteria embedded in porous stones make good water filters</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://phys.org/news/2016-12-death-necrobiome.html" target="_blank">Computers can use microbes to estimate time of death</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 288 - Caulobacter's Copper Coping Capabilities
<p>This episode: Some bacterial species use multiple strategies within a single population to deal with environmental challenges!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF288.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.9 MB, 9.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Lawarée E, Gillet S, Louis G, Tilquin F, Blastier SL, Cambier P, Matroule J-Y. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol201698" target= "_blank"><em>Caulobacter crescentus</em> intrinsic dimorphism provides a prompt bimodal response to copper stress</a>. Nat Microbiol 1:16098.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12451/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria help starved, developing rats get more nutrition from the same food</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016215" target="_blank">Creating gut microbe communities to resist pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-11-harnessing-power-predatory-bacteria-antibiotic.html" target="_blank">Predatory bacteria can treat infections in zebrafish larvae</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161123141436.htm" target="_blank">Nitrogen is an important element for feeding the gut community</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/29/13757524/silicon-carbon-organic-molecules-bacteria-living-cells-caltech" target="_blank">Bacterial enzymes artificially evolved to make carbon-silicon compounds</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 287 - Producing Potent Pathogen Prophylaxes
<p>This episode: Polymer-coated bacteria make really good vaccines!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF287.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.2 MB, 10 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-coli-ideal-next-gen-vaccines.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Li Y, Beitelshees M, Fang L, Hill A, Ahmadi MK, Chen M, Davidson BA, Knight P, Smith RJ, Andreadis ST, Hakansson AP, Jones CH, Pfeifer BA. 2016. <a href= "http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/7/e1600264" target= "_blank"><em>In situ</em> pneumococcal vaccine production and delivery through a hybrid biological-biomaterial vector</a>. Sci Adv 2:e1600264.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161117134626.htm" target="_blank">Fiber stops microbes from eating protective gut mucus</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116103642.htm" target="_blank">Potential new antibiotics predicted and discovered in human microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-11-bacteria-ramp-immune-response-viral.html" target="_blank">Bacteria communicate to work together against viruses</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161118130421.htm" target="_blank">Root bacteria help protect plants against arsenic and infections</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115084347.htm" target="_blank">Fungus helps plants defend themselves against roundworms</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 286 - Prokaryote Prevents Pregnancy Pathogen
<p>This episode: Bacteria in mosquito cells can block transmission of Zika virus!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF286.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.1 MB, 8.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160701093945.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Aliota MT, Peinado SA, Velez ID, Osorio JE. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/srep/2016/160701/srep28792/full/srep28792.html" target="_blank">The <em>w</em>Mel strain of <em>Wolbachia</em> Reduces Transmission of Zika virus by <em>Aedes aegypti</em></a>. Sci Rep 6:28792.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-11-biologists-bacteria-thermostat.html" target="_blank">Modified bacteria change behavior as temperature changes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/113/46/12940.short" target="_blank">Ants' bacteria produce antifungal compounds</a> (paper)</li> <li>Gut microbes may be related to macular degeneration</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep37242" target= "_blank"><em>E. coli</em> could be used to make vaccines</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12433/abstract" target="_blank">Using bacteria to produce testosterone</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 285 - Sultry Snow Cell Sun Screen
<p>This episode: Algae growing in Arctic snow make red pigments that heat up their surroundings!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF285.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.8 MB, 7.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622101943.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Lutz S, Anesio AM, Raiswell R, Edwards A, Newton RJ, Gill F, Benning LG. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160622/ncomms11968/full/ncomms11968.html" target="_blank">The biogeography of red snow microbiomes and their role in melting arctic glaciers</a>. Nat Commun <strong>7</strong>:11968.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108100423.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial species benefit from losing genes they don't need</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jobm.201600369/abstract" target="_blank">Soil fungi help plants grow better in salty conditions</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://phys.org/news/2016-11-predatory-bacteria-potential-solution-drug.html" target="_blank">Bacterial predators actually help treat infection in rats</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/23/6994.short" target= "_blank">Some bacteria produce methane while harvesting phosphorus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13349/abstract" target="_blank">Probiotics could help treat skin problems</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 284 - Remedies Reduce Recipient Rejection
<p>This episode: Modifying mice's microbial communities increased mouse survival before a transplantation was rejected by their immune system!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF284.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160620191705.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Lei YM, Chen L, Wang Y, Stefka AT, Molinero LL, Theriault B, Aquino-Michaels K, Sivan AS, Nagler CR, Gajewski TF, Chong AS, Bartman C, Alegre M-L. 2016. <a href= "https://www.jci.org/articles/view/85295">The composition of the microbiota modulates allograft rejection</a>. J Clin Invest <strong>126</strong>:2736–2744.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6304/aag0511" target= "_blank">CRISPR system can be used to record info in cells</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160908130552.htm" target="_blank">The history of beer yeasts</a></li> <li><a href= "http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11274-016-2157-6" target="_blank">Bacteria could help treat citrus tree disease</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/5/e01439-16.short" target="_blank">Some viruses bud off from Archaea like in eukaryotes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166026" target="_blank">Infant microbe communities different with vs. without eczema</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 283 - Phages Furnish Photosynthetic Fortifications
<p>This episode: Viruses infecting photosynthetic bacteria could transfer immunity to other viruses between their hosts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF283.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.8 MB, 7.4 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-06-virus-stolen-crispr-hack-host.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Chénard C, Wirth JF, Suttle CA. 2016. <a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/3/e00667-16" target="_blank">Viruses Infecting a Freshwater Filamentous Cyanobacterium (<em>Nostoc</em> sp.) Encode a Functional CRISPR Array and a Proteobacterial DNA Polymerase B</a>. mBio <strong>7</strong>:e00667-16.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10295-016-1835-6" target="_blank">Salt-loving bacteria could maintain concrete structures in the ocean</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160902142228.htm" target="_blank">Ancient viral infection changed how mammals develop placentas and muscle</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160906145608.htm" target="_blank">Bees and flowers trade microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160907082250.htm" target="_blank">Fungi have specific genes that help trees with drought</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13289/abstract" target="_blank">Probiotic can affect <em>Candida</em> yeast's virulence</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe: <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://bacteriofiles.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/" target= "_blank">RSS</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>. Support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 282 - Mycobacteria Make Mice Mellow
<p>This episode: Vaccinating mice with heat-killed soil bacteria reduced their stressed behavior and inflammation!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF282.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.8 MB, 10.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Reber SO, Siebler PH, Donner NC, Morton JT, Smith DG, Kopelman JM, Lowe KR, Wheeler KJ, Fox JH, Hassell JE, Greenwood BN, Jansch C, Lechner A, Schmidt D, Uschold-Schmidt N, Füchsl AM, Langgartner D, Walker FR, Hale MW, Perez GL, Treuren WV, González A, Halweg-Edwards AL, Fleshner M, Raison CL, Rook GA, Peddada SD, Knight R, Lowry CA. 2016. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/113/22/E3130" target= "_blank">Immunization with a heat-killed preparation of the environmental bacterium <em>Mycobacterium vaccae</em> promotes stress resilience in mice</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci <strong>113</strong>:E3130–E3139.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.mostlymicrobes.com/luxart/" target= "_blank">Art with glowing bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep30591" target= "_blank">Making good bacterial tumor killers</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01971/full" target="_blank">It's worth considering plants' microbes in addition to their genes</a> (review)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160811143524.htm" target="_blank">Virus affects how bees are attracted to plants</a></li> <li><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/2396/" target= "_blank">Finding new biofuels algae in wastewater</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 281 - Prokaryote Partners Produce Plastic
<p>This episode: Microbes with complementary abilities help each other grow and produce useful stuff from the air!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF281.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12 MB, 13.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Smith MJ, Francis MB. 2016. <a href= "http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssynbio.6b00107" target="_blank">A designed <em>A. vinelandii</em>-<em>S. elongatus</em> coculture for chemical photoproduction from air, water, phosphate and trace metals</a>. ACS Synth Biol <strong>5</strong>:955–961.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711092303.htm" target="_blank">Bypass surgery might fix diabetes by modifying gut community</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711155823.htm" target="_blank">Using bacteria to make wrinkly graphene with different properties</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160712130223.htm" target="_blank">Figuring out what controls where microbes live in plants</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711151315.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria maybe related to rheumatoid arthritis</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160712130221.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria maybe related to multiple sclerosis</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 280 - Saccharomyces Smash Small Spaces
<p>This episode: Microbes in tight spaces grow so much they can build up pressure and burst out!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF280.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.5 MB, 6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160513130239.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Video: <a href= "http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v12/n8/extref/nphys3741-s2.mov" target="_blank">cells expanding walls of chamber</a><br /> Video: <a href= "http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v12/n8/extref/nphys3741-s3.mov" target="_blank">cells squished together</a><br /> Video: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ_rVZz8QLQ" target="_blank">cells bursting out of chamber</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Delarue M, Hartung J, Schreck C, Gniewek P, Hu L, Herminghaus S, Hallatschek O. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v12/n8/full/nphys3741.html" target="_blank">Self-driven jamming in growing microbial populations</a>. Nat Phys <strong>12</strong>:762–766.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-fungi-stage-deadly-under-water-aedes.html" target="_blank">Fungi can infect and kill mosquito larvae</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160707131136.htm" target="_blank">Buildings could enhance our encountering beneficial microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-simulate-tiny-bacteria-powered-windfarm.html" target="_blank">Bacteria could generate micro amounts of power</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12369/abstract" target="_blank">Microbes could help improve food supply</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160707120503.htm" target="_blank">Modified <em>E. coli</em> can produce more useful fuels, chemicals</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 279 - Hijacker Heightened Hyphal Heterogeneity
<p>This episode: Fungi control their cell's growth and division with a protein from a virus, unlike all other kinds of eukaryote!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF279.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.9 MB, 9.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160510124654.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Medina EM, Turner JJ, Gordân R, Skotheim JM, Buchler NE. 2016. <a href="https://elifesciences.org/content/5/e09492v1" target= "_blank">Punctuated evolution and transitional hybrid network in an ancestral cell cycle of fungi</a>. eLife <strong>5</strong>:e09492.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160630140905.htm" target="_blank">Certain starch may help improve gut community</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-ancient-symbiosis-whitefly.html" target="_blank">Gut bacteria could control insect pests</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12611/abstract" target="_blank">Pathogen produces anti-microbial compounds</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-potential-phage-therapy-virus-massively.html" target="_blank">Phage feeds on host bacterium's RNA</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-isolate-culture-elusive-yellowstone.html" target="_blank">Studying tiny archaea from Yellowstone</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 278 - Fungal Family Friends and Foes
<p>This episode: Some fungi change from making plants sick to being helpful to plants! How do plants react to them?</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF278.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160512130159.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Hacquard S, Kracher B, Hiruma K, Münch PC, Garrido-Oter R, Thon MR, Weimann A, Damm U, Dallery J-F, Hainaut M, Henrissat B, Lespinet O, Sacristán S, Themaat EVL van, Kemen E, McHardy AC, Schulze-Lefert P, O’Connell RJ. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160506/ncomms11362/full/ncomms11362.html" target="_blank">Survival trade-offs in plant roots during colonization by closely related beneficial and pathogenic fungi</a>. Nat Commun <strong>7</strong>:11362.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160510084157.htm" target="_blank">New <em>E. coli</em> can tolerate different stages of biofuel production</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-05-strains-coli-resistant-antibiotic-bacteria.html" target="_blank">Microbes can protect each other from toxins such as antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13376/abstract" target="_blank">Even grains can benefit from nitrogen-fixing bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160607094315.htm" target="_blank">Ninja star bacterial disposable battery</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160623122953.htm" target="_blank">Evolving <em>E. coli</em> to fix CO<sub>2</sub> (when given very rich food source)</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 277 - Sailor Cells Store Selenium
<p>This episode: Bacteria with their own magnetic compass can also clean up and recover toxic but valuable elements!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF277.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.1 MB, 6.7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/2016/04/magnetotactic-bacteria-based-removal-and-recovery-of-rare-elements.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Tanaka M, Knowles W, Brown R, Hondow N, Arakaki A, Baldwin S, Staniland S, Matsunaga T. 2016. <a href= "http://aem.asm.org/content/82/13/3886" target="_blank">Biomagnetic Recovery and Bioaccumulation of Selenium Granules in Magnetotactic Bacteria</a>. Appl Environ Microbiol <strong>82</strong>:3886–3891.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-05-twin-gut-microbiomes-families.html" target="_blank">Gut microbe communities are affected by genetics</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160511105356.htm" target="_blank">New microbe can do interesting chemistry to make antibiotics and stuff</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v533/n7602/full/nature17626.html" target="_blank">Microbes in the gut cooperate with each other</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160510160305.htm" target="_blank">Cyanobacterium's eyeball ability can sense and respond to UV light</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mbo3.368/abstract" target="_blank">Fungus can remove mercury from water</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 276 - Single-cell Slime School
<p>This episode: Individual slime molds show the ability to learn about their environment!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF276.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.8 MB, 9.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-intelligent-brainless-slime.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> <strong>Boisseau RP</strong>, <strong>Vogel D</strong>, <strong>Dussutour A</strong>. 2016. <a href= "http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1829/20160446" target="_blank">Habituation in non-neural organisms: evidence from slime moulds</a>. Proc R Soc B <strong>283</strong>:20160446.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13171/abstract" target="_blank">Lactobacilli could control fungal plant pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-05-beneficial-bacteria-home.html" target="_blank">Probiotics may not be helpful if one is genetically unable to respond to them</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160509115131.htm" target="_blank">Activity of gut microbes can affect nervous system inflammation</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0155247" target="_blank">Biofilms develop good electrical conductivity</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160510132749.htm" target="_blank">Three ways antibiotics affect more than just infections</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 275 - Building Bacterial Batteries
<p>This episode: Scientists build a battery out of microbes and electrodes that can store and release electricity repeatedly!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF275.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160406124941.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2016/10/13/power-to-save-family-farms-and-the-environment-with-anaerobic-digestion/" target="_blank">Interesting articles about anaerobic digesters</a><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Molenaar SD, Mol AR, Sleutels THJA, ter Heijne A, Buisman CJN. 2016. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00051" target="_blank">Microbial Rechargeable Battery: Energy Storage and Recovery through Acetate</a>. Environ Sci Technol Lett <strong>3</strong>:144–149.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00322-16.short" target="_blank">Viruses are transferred with fecal transplant, but only ones that attack bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-05-personal-skin-microbiome-surprisingly-stable.html" target="_blank">Communities of microbes on skin don't change much</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-05-antibodies-breast-newborn-mice-tolerate.html" target="_blank">Antibodies from mother in milk help babies tolerate good microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160505145025.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria could help control insects by killing males</a></li> <li><a href= "http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/2016/05/early-life-bacterial-colonizers-may-influence-later-development-of-asthma.html" target="_blank">More associations between childhood bacteria and asthma</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 274 - Proteobacteria Purify Piscine Pee
<p>This episode: Bacteria in the gills of fish help break down their metabolic wastes before they reach toxic levels!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF274.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9 MB, 9.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-symbiosis-bacteria-ammonia-fish-gills.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> van Kessel MAHJ, Mesman RJ, Arshad A, Metz JR, Spanings FAT, van Dalen SCM, van Niftrik L, Flik G, Wendelaar Bonga SE, Jetten MSM, Klaren PHM, Op den Camp HJM. 2016. <a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-2229.12407/abstract" target="_blank">Branchial nitrogen cycle symbionts can remove ammonia in fish gills</a>. Environ Microbiol Rep <strong>8</strong>:590–594.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/9/2854.short" target= "_blank">How do microbes live in the harsh conditions of salt-secreting tree leaves?</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/10/2943.short" target= "_blank">Bacteria inside fungi affect how they interact with plants</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/10/3109.short" target= "_blank"><em>Wolbachia</em> may prevent dengue transmission by affecting mosquito lipids</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504084458.htm" target="_blank">Effects from fungi in soil can be detected from space</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504141106.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial mosquito symbionts block Zika transmission</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 273 - Bottle-Biting Bacteria
<p>This episode: Newly discovered bacteria can break down especially long-lived type of plastic!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF273.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.4 MB, 7 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-03-plastic-munching-bacteria-fuel-recycling-revolution.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6278/1154" target= "_blank">News item 2 (loginwall)</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Yoshida S, Hiraga K, Takehana T, Taniguchi I, Yamaji H, Maeda Y, Toyohara K, Miyamoto K, Kimura Y, Oda K. 2016. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6278/1196" target= "_blank">A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate)</a>. Science <strong>351</strong>:1196–1199.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160414145513.htm" target="_blank">Worms may help gut health by modifying microbe community</a></li> <li><a href= "http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/2016/04/identifying-breast-milk-components-that-promote-a-healthy-infant-microbiome.html" target="_blank">Figuring out how breastmilk helps babies' microbes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11280" target= "_blank">Gut bacteria can affect fruit fly reproduction</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/9/2585.short" target= "_blank">Bacteria can crawl along and kill fungal filaments</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/9/2693.short" target= "_blank">Feeding mice fiber for bacteria increases their anti-inflammatory effect</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 272 - Parasite Prevents Pollution Poisoning
<p>This episode: Worm parasites infecting brine shrimp help them survive better in arsenic-polluted environments!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF272.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.9 MB, 8.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160303145534.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Sánchez MI, Pons I, Martínez-Haro M, Taggart MA, Lenormand T, Green AJ. 2016. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1005459" target="_blank">When Parasites Are Good for Health: Cestode Parasitism Increases Resistance to Arsenic in Brine Shrimps</a>. PLOS Pathog <strong>12</strong>:e1005459.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v34/n4/full/nbt0416-368a.html" target="_blank">French company trying to create lighting using bacteria</a> (paywall)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160411152653.htm" target="_blank">Generating electricity with clever bio-solar panels</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0153294" target="_blank">Microbiome proteins don't change much, not affected by probiotics</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-gourmet-meals-bacteria-delicious.html" target="_blank">Microbes are important for tasty food</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160414114147.htm" target="_blank">Plants can withhold food from uncooperative fungal symbionts</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 271 - Dictyostelium Delivers DNA Deathtraps
<p>This episode: Slime molds have special cells that capture and kill bacteria using traps made of DNA!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF271.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-farming-amoebae-detoxifying-food.html" target="_blank">Follow-up study from ep 255 group related to this study</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "http://emmunity.org/audiommunity/2014/05/episode-5-when-the-carnies-roll-in" target="_blank">Link to Audiommunity episode about Neutrophil Extracellular Traps</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Zhang X, Zhuchenko O, Kuspa A, Soldati T. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160301/ncomms10938/full/ncomms10938.html" target="_blank">Social amoebae trap and kill bacteria by casting DNA nets</a>. Nat Commun <strong>7</strong>:10938.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://biotechnologyforbiofuels.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13068-016-0496-z" target="_blank">Making <em>E. coli</em> produce propane fuel</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://biotechnologyforbiofuels.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13068-016-0494-1" target="_blank">Bacteria can convert algae directly into ethanol</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160401220805.htm" target="_blank">Certain chronic virus infections could indicate your family history</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-viruses-bacteria-pink-pigments.html" target="_blank">Viruses can transfer pigment production ability between bacteria</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-bacteria-evolutionary-size-function-tradeoffs.html" target="_blank">Different sizes of bacteria impose different limitations</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 270 - Bacteria Block Bug Babies
<p>This episode: Insect gut microbes can be engineered to act as birth control, population control, or disease control for bugs!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF270.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.3 MB, 14.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160224070407.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.microbe.tv/twip/15-tryp-the-light-fantastic/" target="_blank">This Week in Parasitism episode about <em>Trypanosoma</em></a><br /> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/posts/270-unedited-6906701" target="_blank">Unedited statement about this paper from Professor Dyson</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Whitten MMA, Facey PD, Sol RD, Fernández-Martínez LT, Evans MC, Mitchell JJ, Bodger OG, Dyson PJ. 2016. <a href= "http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1825/20160042" target="_blank">Symbiont-mediated RNA interference in insects</a>. Proc R Soc B <strong>283</strong>:20160042.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160324142926.htm" target="_blank">Various different yeasts help make coffee and chocolate</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160321123535.htm" target="_blank">Maybe treating endangered animals for parasites is not a good idea</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160329101235.htm" target="_blank">Empty virus could be useful for carrying things to specific places</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13148/abstract" target="_blank">Fungus treatment could help make more environment-friendly fiberboard</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-04-discovery-cellular-mechanism-size-algae.html" target="_blank">Algae can count how many times they've divided</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 269 - Magnetic Microbes Maim MRSA
<p>This episode: Killing pathogens by attaching magnetotactic bacteria to them and then raising the heat with magnetic fields!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF269.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.6 MB, 11.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-02-hypothermia-magnetotactic-bacteria-aureus.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Chen C, Chen L, Yi Y, Chen C, Wu L-F, Song T. 2016. <a href= "http://aem.asm.org/content/82/7/2219" target="_blank">Killing of <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> via Magnetic Hyperthermia Mediated by Magnetotactic Bacteria</a>. Appl Environ Microbiol <strong>82</strong>:2219–2226.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13123/abstract" target="_blank">Plant root symbiont that degrades plastic pollutants</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13284/abstract" target="_blank">Phages can kill pathogens in gut without affecting other microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/82/7/2187.short" target= "_blank">Mouth bacteria could inhibit other cavity-forming microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160321110454.htm" target="_blank">Plant accepts help from fungus only when necessary</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160321123700.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria seem involved in forming deposits of platinum metals</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, support the show at <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/bacteriofiles" target= "_blank">Patreon</a>, or check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 268 - Sophisticated Cyanobacterium Sight
<p>This episode: Spherical cyanobacterium <em>Synechocystis</em> acts like a tiny eyeball in sensing light, allowing cells to move closer to light sources!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF268.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-02-slime-scientists-slime-forming-bacteria-optical.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> <a href= "https://elifesciences.org/lookup/doi/10.7554/eLife.12620.004" target="_blank">Video 1</a>: <em>Synechocystis</em> cells moving toward light sources<br /> <a href= "https://elifesciences.org/lookup/doi/10.7554/eLife.12620.008" target="_blank">Video 2</a>: <em>Synechocystis</em> cells avoiding point of bright light on surface<br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Schuergers N, Lenn T, Kampmann R, Meissner MV, Esteves T, Temerinac-Ott M, Korvink JG, Lowe AR, Mullineaux CW, Wilde A. 2016. <a href="https://elifesciences.org/CONTENT/5/E12620V1" target= "_blank">Cyanobacteria use micro-optics to sense light direction</a>. eLife <strong>5</strong>:e12620.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160309102231.htm" target="_blank">Discovering how to get more biofuels out of algae</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160310141237.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria could help prevent cavities</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/abs/10.3920/BM2015.0108?af=R" target="_blank">Probiotic carrying virus in its genome fights pathogens better than without virus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/abs/10.3920/bm2015.0079?af=R" target="_blank">Giving probiotic to pregnant mice influences immune system of babies</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13124/abstract" target="_blank">Combined phage and probiotics could treat <em>E. coli</em> infections</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 267 - Crust Color Cooks Communities
<p>This episode: Cyanobacteria in biocrusts produce pigments that heat their surroundings up to 10 degrees hotter!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF267.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7 MB, 7.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120091712.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Couradeau E, Karaoz U, Lim HC, Nunes da Rocha U, Northen T, Brodie E, Garcia-Pichel F. 2016. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160120/ncomms10373/full/ncomms10373.html" target="_blank">Bacteria increase arid-land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens</a>. Nat Commun <strong>7</strong>:10373.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160307113251.htm" target="_blank">Engineering better bioplastic production from bacteria</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160307153047.htm" target="_blank">Groups of bacteria can show a kind of memory</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-03-bacterial-brawls-life-gut-microbiome.html" target="_blank">Bacteria in gut are competing and killing each other a lot</a></li> <li><a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0150502" target="_blank">Exercise helps mice gut health, regardless of weight</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-03-gut-bacteria-cabbage-poison-harmless.html" target="_blank">Bacteria help insects tolerate cabbage toxin</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 266 - Solar Cyborg Cells Capture Carbon
<p>This episode: Adding exotic elements to convert spore-forming bacteria into light-capturing cyborgs that convert carbon dioxide into useful chemicals!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF266.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6268/34.abstract" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160104164221.htm" target="_blank">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Sakimoto KK, Wong AB, Yang P. 2016. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6268/74" target= "_blank">Self-photosensitization of nonphotosynthetic bacteria for solar-to-chemical production</a>. Science <strong>351</strong>:74–77.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/113/9/2478.short" target= "_blank">Unusual archaeal virus sorta looks like Ebola</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/113/9/E1306.short" target= "_blank">Understanding how probiotics could prevent cancer in mice</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-03-giant-viruses-immune-similar-bacteria.html" target="_blank">Giant viruses have immune system against virophages</a></li> <li><a href= "https://biotechnologyforbiofuels.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13068-016-0470-9" target="_blank">Using evolution to help yeast produce more ethanol from biomass</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160303145539.htm" target="_blank">Remnants of viruses in our DNA helps us fight off infections</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 265 - Predator Protein Protects Predator
<p>This episode: Predatory bacteria have a particular protein that protects them from their own prey-damaging enzymes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF265.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.3 MB, 7.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "hhttp://phys.org/news/2015-12-bacterial-predators-evolved-bacteria.html" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Lambert C, Cadby IT, Till R, Bui NK, Lerner TR, Hughes WS, Lee DJ, Alderwick LJ, Vollmer W, Sockett RE, Lovering AL. 2015. <a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151202/ncomms9884/full/ncomms9884.html" target="_blank">Ankyrin-mediated self-protection during cell invasion by the bacterial predator <em>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus</em></a>. Nat Commun <strong>6</strong>:8884.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160211142010.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial proteins could be used to break open cells upon command</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160218145139.htm" target="_blank">Animal gut fungi could break down plant material for biofuels</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160222151642.htm" target="_blank">Fungal partners help determine which trees can grow in a forest</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13257/abstract" target="_blank">Parasitic fungi contribute to ocean algae turnover</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13101/abstract" target="_blank">Fungus in tree inhibits other fungi and plants</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 264 - Small Cells Stimulate Satiety
<p>This episode: Proteins from gut bacteria seems to affect hunger and satiety in their (rodent) hosts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF264.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151124143330.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href= "http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/gut-bacteria-may-be-controlling-your-appetite-180957389/" target="_blank">News item 2</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Breton J, Tennoune N, Lucas N, Francois M, Legrand R, Jacquemot J, Goichon A, Guérin C, Peltier J, Pestel-Caron M, Chan P, Vaudry D, do Rego J-C, Liénard F, Pénicaud L, Fioramonti X, Ebenezer IS, Hökfelt T, Déchelotte P, Fetissov SO. 2016. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413115005665" target="_blank">Gut Commensal <em>E. coli</em> Proteins Activate Host Satiety Pathways following Nutrient-Induced Bacterial Growth</a>. Cell Metab <strong>23</strong>:324–334.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160225101103.htm" target="_blank">Now even bacteria could make opiates</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/nonwovens-technical-textiles/2016/07/wound-dressings-made-from-bacterial-alginate/" target="_blank">Soil bacteria slime could help make wound dressings</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160204150923.htm" target="_blank">CRISPRs targeting phage RNA instead of DNA can have some benefits for cells</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160208135451.htm" target="_blank">Engineering biotech pathways for better processes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13093/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria can produce antimicrobial silver nanoparticles</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a> or <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Irqrgrp5uy5lwop5vby2ysjbu4y?t%3DBacterioFiles" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 263 - Germ Jettisoned Jellyfish Genes
<p>This episode: Microscopic parasites of fish and worms actually came from jellyfish-like animals, after losing most of their genome!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF263.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151116181015.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Chang ES, Neuhof M, Rubinstein ND, Diamant A, Philippe H, Huchon D, Cartwright P. 2015. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/112/48/14912" target="_blank">Genomic insights into the evolutionary origin of Myxozoa within Cnidaria</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci <strong>112</strong>:14912–14917.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160202090529.htm" target="_blank">Deodorant use affects armpit microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160203/ncomms10516/full/ncomms10516.html" target="_blank">Mammals like dolphins have ocean-influenced microbe communities</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160203/ncomms10613/full/ncomms10613.html" target="_blank">Relatively few bacteria may have immune systems</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160204085105.htm" target="_blank">Diatoms are attracted to silica minerals</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2016-02-seasonal-hibernation-linked-gut-microbes.html" target="_blank">Interesting interactions with bear microbes and hibernation</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 262 - Pathogen Polyketide Protects and Punishes
<p>This episode: <em>Clostridium</em> bacteria that infect potatoes can both kill competitors and tolerate oxygen, thanks to the pink compounds they produce!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF262.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> <span style="line-height: 2;">Shabuer G</span><span style= "line-height: 2;">,</span> <span style="line-height: 2;">Ishida K</span><span style="line-height: 2;">,</span> <span style= "line-height: 2;">Pidot SJ</span><span style= "line-height: 2;">,</span> <span style="line-height: 2;">Roth M</span><span style="line-height: 2;">,</span> <span style= "line-height: 2;">Dahse H-M</span><span style= "line-height: 2;">,</span> <span style="line-height: 2;">Hertweck C</span><span style="line-height: 2;">. 2015. <a href= "http://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6261/670" target= "_blank">Plant pathogenic anaerobic bacteria use aromatic polyketides to access aerobic territory</a>. Science</span> <strong style="line-height: 2;">350</strong><span style= "line-height: 2;">:670–674.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://msphere.asm.org/content/1/1/e00075-15" target= "_blank">Soil bacteria protect themselves from amoeba with chemical defense</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13069/abstract" target="_blank">Understanding how probiotics could help fight rotavirus infection</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jobm.201500593/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria help defend ants from fungi</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126162324.htm" target="_blank">Modifying useful biofuel yeast with CRISPRs</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12347/abstract" target="_blank">Fungi could make useful adhesives</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 261 - Pilfered Parasitoid Proteins Protect Prey
<p>This episode: Viruses domesticated by parasitoid wasps have transferred wasp genes to caterpillar victims, allowing them to survive deadly infections from other viruses! This means that Monarch butterflies are effectively naturally Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF261.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.8 MB, 15 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150917160029.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Gasmi L, Boulain H, Gauthier J, Hua-Van A, Musset K, Jakubowska AK, Aury J-M, Volkoff A-N, Huguet E, Herrero S, Drezen J-M. 2015. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1005470" target="_blank">Recurrent Domestication by Lepidoptera of Genes from Their Parasites Mediated by Bracoviruses</a>. PLOS Genet <strong>11</strong>:e1005470.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160105133132.htm" target="_blank">Similar math can describe electrons flowing and bacteria swimming</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13050/abstract" target="_blank">Natural plant bacteria can control corn pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160112091802.htm" target="_blank">CO<sub>2</sub> in oceans makes them acidic, bacteria less able to recycle dead material</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160113101119.htm" target="_blank">Making wood better for biofuel affects community of plant microbes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160119141751.htm" target="_blank">A place on Earth where even microbes might not live</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 260 - Endoriftia Evacuate Expired Employers
<p>This episode: Bacteria in hydrothermal vents that feed their host tubeworms evacuate when their hosts perish!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF260.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9 MB, 9.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Klose J, Polz MF, Wagner M, Schimak MP, Gollner S, Bright M. 2015. <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/36/11300" target= "_blank">Endosymbionts escape dead hydrothermal vent tubeworms to enrich the free-living population</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci <strong>112</strong>:11300–11305.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151209143116.htm" target="_blank">Making bacteria sensors from phages oriented along electric fields</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151218161234.htm" target="_blank">Insecticide-producing bacteria could treat parasite infections</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13181/abstract" target="_blank">Probiotics can help by improving overall gut community</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151222113154.htm" target="_blank">Plant virus could induce immune response against cancer</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151229204252.htm" target="_blank">Exercise early in life could develop better microbiome</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 259 - Fluke Froth Fosters Fester Fixing
<p>This episode: I converse with Dr. Michael Smout about a liver fluke parasite could help heal chronic wounds more quickly!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF259.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.4 MB, 14.6 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151021103345.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Smout MJ, Sotillo J, Laha T, Papatpremsiri A, Rinaldi G, Pimenta RN, Chan LY, Johnson MS, Turnbull L, Whitchurch CB, Giacomin PR, Moran CS, Golledge J, Daly N, Sripa B, Mulvenna JP, Brindley PJ, Loukas A. 2015. <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1005209" target="_blank">Carcinogenic Parasite Secretes Growth Factor That Accelerates Wound Healing and Potentially Promotes Neoplasia</a>. PLOS Pathog <strong>11</strong>:e1005209.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/michael.smout/" target="_blank">Michael Smout's research portfolio</a><br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prdkQ689f4I" target= "_blank">Winning presentation about this research on FameLab</a><br /> <a href="http://www.aithm.jcu.edu.au/" target="_blank">The Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.13002/abstract" target="_blank">Good bacteria help protect fish from pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jobm.201500298/abstract" target="_blank">New microbes from glacial ice could be useful</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151204183622.htm" target="_blank">Making hybrid yeast could create potentially useful strains</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-12-cooperating-bacteria-isolate-cheaters.html" target="_blank">Cooperating bacteria exclude non-cooperators from their colonies</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v528/n7581/full/528166e.html" target="_blank">Engineered bacteria can have built-in kill switches to control them in environment</a> (paywall)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 258 - Transformed Toxin Translocates Treatments
<p>This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF258.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Chen C, Przedpelski A, Tepp WH, Pellett S, Johnson EA, Barbieri JT. 2015. <a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/4/e00734-15" target= "_blank">Heat-Labile Enterotoxin IIa, a Platform To Deliver Heterologous Proteins into Neurons</a>. mBio <strong>6</strong>:e00734-15.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151023145112.htm" target="_blank">Treating infant formula with bacteriophages could prevent deadly infection</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jobm.201500503/abstract" target="_blank">Fungus makes silver nanoparticles that fight other, pathogenic fungus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13102/abstract" target="_blank">Fungal symbionts affects how plants interact with soil microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12987/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria can help control plant-damaging worms</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12520/abstract" target="_blank">Microbes help fight toxin-producing fungi on coffee</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 257 - Phage Fibers Fight Phyllosphere Foes
<p>This episode: Bacteria have repeatedly captured and used the tails of phages to fight each other!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF257.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9 MB, 9.8 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Hockett KL, Renner T, Baltrus DA. 2015. <a href= "http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/4/e00452-15" target= "_blank">Independent Co-Option of a Tailed Bacteriophage into a Killing Complex in <em>Pseudomonas</em></a>. mBio <strong>6</strong>:e00452-15.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v526/n7571/full/526008e.html" target="_blank">Bacterial immune system can make plants resistant to viruses</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-10-ways-viruses-science.html" target= "_blank">Viruses are (usually) tiny but interesting</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/news/the-tantalizing-links-between-gut-microbes-and-the-brain-1.18557" target="_blank">Gut microbes may have surprising effects on our behavior</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151015115946.htm" target="_blank">Engineering viruses to use quantum effects for better solar cells</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12510/abstract" target="_blank">Probiotic bacteria could help with Type 2 diabetes</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p>Thumbnail image: <span class="mw-mmv-title">Cultures of Pseudomonas syringae van Hall taken from bean halo blight colonies</span>. By: <span class= "mw-mmv-source-author"><span class="mw-mmv-author">Howard F. Schwartz</span></span>, <span class= "mw-mmv-source-author"><span class="mw-mmv-source"><a class= "external text" href="http://www.bugwood.org/" rel="nofollow">The Bugwood Network</a> at the University of Georgia and the <a class= "external text" href="http://www.fs.fed.us/" rel="nofollow">USDA Forest Service</a>.</span></span></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 256 - Virus Versus Virus
<p>This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF256.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8 MB, 8.75 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Chiba S, Suzuki N. 2015. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/112/35/E4911" target="_blank">Highly activated RNA silencing via strong induction of dicer by one virus can interfere with the replication of an unrelated virus</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci <strong>112</strong>:E4911–E4918.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150903103617.htm" target="_blank">Rotating crops helps maintain healthy soil microbe communities</a></li> <li><a href= "http://biotechnologyforbiofuels.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13068-015-0325-9" target="_blank">Phages can control contamination in biofuel fermentation</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/19/6736.short" target= "_blank">Bacteria actually living in wheat plants affect sourdough bread</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150903144404.htm" target="_blank">Fecal transplants of communities can overcome most drug-resistant infections</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jobm.201500247/abstract" target="_blank">Finding bacteria that can help plants grow</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 255 - Colonizer Controls Carrier Cultivation
<p>This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF255.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150824152530.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> DiSalvo S, Haselkorn TS, Bashir U, Jimenez D, Brock DA, Queller DC, Strassmann JE. 2015. <a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/112/36/E5029" target= "_blank"><em>Burkholderia</em> bacteria infectiously induce the proto-farming symbiosis of <em>Dictyostelium</em> amoebae and food bacteria</a>. Proc Natl Acad Sci <strong>112</strong>:E5029–E5037.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150827130139.htm" target="_blank">Fish oil vs. lard affect gut microbes differently</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-08-scientists-coli-cooperate-protein.html" target="_blank">Engineered mix of engineered bacteria produce controlled oscillations</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150828121028.htm" target="_blank">Mutation and selection makes better biomass-degrading enzymes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150827/ncomms9072/full/ncomms9072.html" target="_blank">Antibodies can be produced inside bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12945/abstract" target="_blank">Fungus can be used to kill mosquitoes</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 254 - Clostridium Consolidates Combustibles Conversion
<p>This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF254.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.9 MB, 15.2 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150814145759.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Lin PP, Mi L, Morioka AH, Yoshino KM, Konishi S, Xu SC, Papanek BA, Riley LA, Guss AM, Liao JC. 2015. <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1096717615000804" target="_blank">Consolidated bioprocessing of cellulose to isobutanol using <em>Clostridium thermocellum</em></a>. Metab Eng <strong>31</strong>:44–52.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150814075751.htm" target="_blank">Cute photosynthetic protist could do interesting metabolic processes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150818112427.htm" target="_blank">Using advanced technique to link antibiotic production to specific beewolf microbes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/33/10224.short" target="_blank">Termite gut protist has bacterial symbiont that fixes carbon and nitrogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-08-home-sweet-microbe-house-geographic.html" target="_blank">Geography and household members influence fungi and bacteria of home dust</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150827111641.htm" target="_blank">Probiotic ineffective at preventing colonization by drug-resistant pathogens</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 253 - Probiotics Promote Protective Pathway
<p>This episode: In mice and fruit flies, <em>Lactobacillus</em> species induce gut cells to protect themselves from reactive oxygen compounds!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF253.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150813130227.htm" target="_blank">News item</a><br /> <br /> Journal Paper:<br /> Jones, R. M. <em>et al.</em> <a href= "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124715008025" target="_blank">Lactobacilli Modulate Epithelial Cytoprotection through the Nrf2 Pathway</a>. <em>Cell Reports</em> <strong>12,</strong> 1217–1225 (2015).</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150806112101.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes in mice help prevent development of diabetes</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150806160954.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria could degrade nicotine to help people quit smoking</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12478/abstract" target="_blank">Even dead probiotic bacteria protect nematodes against pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150804143229.htm" target="_blank">Discovery of TNT-degrading yeast for bioremediation</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150813142535.htm" target="_blank">Engineered yeast can produce opioids</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 252 - Small Cells Supervise Circadian Cycles
<p>This episode: In mice, high-fat diets affect their gut microbes, which in turn disrupts their circadian cycles and metabolic health!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF252.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.6 MB, 9.35 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150803212713.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href= "http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/abstract/S1931-3128%2815%2900123-7" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> Other related <a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150804103636.htm" target="_blank">news item</a>/<a href= "http://www.pnas.org/content/112/33/10479" target= "_blank">paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13003/abstract" target="_blank">Fungi could help clean up lead pollution</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13005/abstract" target="_blank">Fungi growing on rocks in driest desert</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mmi.13153/abstract" target="_blank">Probiotic bacterium inhibited pathogenic bacteria in chickens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-08-volcanic-bacteria-minimalist-approach-survival.html" target="_blank">Bacteria survive just from very small amounts of hydrogen</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150804093723.htm" target="_blank">Developing ways to monitor microbial catalysts</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 251 - Mycophagous Myrmicinae Mutualist Microbes
<p>This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF251.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.6 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/16/5527.short" target= "_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.futurity.org/yeast-cells-communication-966702/" target= "_blank">Engineering yeast to talk to each other chemically</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12910/abstract" target="_blank">Root bacteria could protect cocoa plants from pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150728/ncomms8735/full/ncomms8735.html" target="_blank">Microbes important for stress response when mice separated from mother</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-07-insights-production-antibiotics-bacteria.html" target="_blank">Bacteria produce antibiotics to compete with rivals in soil</a></li> <li><a href= "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12997/abstract" target="_blank">Insect pests of cabbage have detoxifying gut microbes too</a> (paper)</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 250 - Bacteria Boost Berry Borer Beetle Babies
<p>This episode: Gut bacteria make it possible for coffee berry borer beetles to live entirely on caffeine-rich food!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF250.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://gut%20microbes%20enable%20coffee%20pest%20to%20withstand%20extremely%20toxic%20concentrations%20of%20caffeine/" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href= "http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150714/ncomms8618/full/ncomms8618.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/16/5290.short" target= "_blank">Molecule from plague bacteria could be helpful removing rust and such</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/16/5511.short" target= "_blank">Bacteria can clean up toxic chromium pollution</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150721124625.htm" target="_blank">Chemical from a yeast could save bats from deadly fungus</a></li> <li><a href= "http://phys.org/news/2015-07-scientists-bolster-phage-weapons-food.html" target="_blank">Cocktail of phages works better than single kind to prevent food poisoning</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150722141543.htm" target="_blank">Fungi help trees survive drought conditions</a></li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p>
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BacterioFiles 249 - Spores Survive Spaceship Scorching
<p>This episode: Bacterial spores can survive atmospheric entry on an artificial meteorite!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF249.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.7 MB, 11.25 minutes)<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /> <a href= "http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0132611" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150715130831.htm" target="_blank">Fermenting chocolate with domesticated yeasts could make it better than natural fermentation</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716091522.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria could control robot body in fairly complex behaviors</a> (<a href= "http://www.microbeworld.org/podcasts/microbe-magazine-podcast/2039-mmp-7-a-virtual-robot-with-its-own-virtual-microbiome-telling-it-what-to-do-with-warren-c-ruder" target="_blank">podcast</a>)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716141939.htm" target="_blank">Plants' hormones affect the microbial communities around their roots</a></li> <li><a href= "http://gizmodo.com/tiny-ocean-microbes-are-making-the-sky-brighter-1718634310" target="_blank">Ocean microbes make clouds that reflect extra sunlight</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/110/01/0015.pdf" target= "_blank">Emphasizing the importance of microbes in the soil</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href= "mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href= "http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p>Thumbnail image: A colony of thermophiles in the outflow of Mickey Hot Springs, Oregon, the water temperature is approximately 60 °C (140 °F). By: Wiki user: <span class= "mw-mmv-source-author"><span class="mw-mmv-author"><a title= "User:Amateria1121" href= "https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Amateria1121">Amateria1121</a></span></span></p>
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BacterioFiles 248 - Tiny Travelers Transport Toxin Trashers
<p>This episode: Bacteria that swarm around in groups carry other bacteria with them that can be helpful for degrading toxins!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF248.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.2 MB, 15.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/3/e00074-15.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a>/<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QN1FpKlkU4" target="_blank">Explanatory video</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep10467" target="_blank">Bacterium can help biofuel-producing algae grow better</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mbo3.262/abstract" target="_blank">Super-tolerant yeasts found in high volcanic place in super-dry desert</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150708124612.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria living in even non-legume plants (like rice) could fix nitrogen for their host</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150713144124.htm" target="_blank">Algae are becoming more popular as alternative protein in food</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150714112842.htm" target="_blank">Microbiome resistance to <em>C. difficile</em> infection depends on many bacteria together</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 247 - Animalcule Acetate Ameliorates Asthma
<p>This episode: Feeding mice high-fiber diets reduces their risk of allergic airway disease, even across generations!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF247.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.1 MB, 13.2 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150623/ncomms8320/full/ncomms8320.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150629142153.htm" target="_blank">Challenging bacteria with other bacteria can help for discovering useful chemicals they produce</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/26/8076.short" target="_blank">Bacteria's CRISPR systems can affect their own genome structure</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/3/e00326-15.short" target="_blank">Observing bacterial communities to sense pollution in the environment</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150702161154.htm" target="_blank">Fruit fly bacteria reduce aggression and fighting among males</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150702073605.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial nanoparticles can enhance x-rays</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 246 - Prowling Protist Predator Packs
<p>This episode: Amoebas in soil gang up on and eat much larger roundworms!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF246.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.5 MB, 11.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12949/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://api.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/asset/v1/doi/10.1111%2F1462-2920.12949/asset/supinfo%2Femi12949-sup-0001-si.wmv?l=j6%2BNsqLlmq9VLIJ1wk%2FOOQvgvuLhfIw0PLKn4L28%2FkguXCjLwg2EoQIMgU%2FZxeO4fkeiBF7SZ%2Bo2%0ASXTtlL%2FfJQ%3D%3D" target="_blank">Video of amoebas eating worm</a><br /> <a href="http://www.microbe.tv/twim/twim-118-spore-drops-keep-fallin-on-my-head/" target="_blank">Discussion on This Week in Microbiology</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.12437/abstract" target="_blank">Fungi living inside plants produce potential anticancer compound</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/14/4736.short" target="_blank">Local bacteria help protect and nurture crops in Nigeria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep11367" target="_blank">Squished bacteria grow as pancake-shaped cells</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/25/7791.short" target="_blank">Bacteria living in fungi that help plants have many genes taken from their hosts</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/06/last-step-fermenting-opiates-yeast/" target="_blank">Engineering yeast that produce opiates cheaply</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 245 - Plant Prokaryotes Produce Protective Plaques
<p>This episode: Bacteria around rice roots help protect plants from arsenic toxicity!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF245.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.1 MB, 11 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150615132946.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00425-015-2340-2" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep10604" target="_blank">Effect on gut microbes is important for benefits from fiber in diet</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/5/e1400216" target="_blank">Which aspects of nose bacterial community affect Staphylococcus colonization?</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep11094" target="_blank">Bacteria passing electrons to each other might help natural gas production</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150610101117.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes permit insects to eat new kinds of food</a></li> <li><a href="https://soilprotists.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">There's more than just bacteria and fungi (and plants and animals) in the soil</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 244 - Rabbit Viruses Exploding Cancer
<p>This episode: A conversation with Audiommunity hosts about a rabbit virus that may help treat cancer while preventing the treatment from killing the patient!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF244.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (39.2 MB, 42.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150605182944.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/125/24/3778" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://emmunity.org/audiommunity" target="_blank">Audiommunity podcast</a><br /> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/posts/4858638" target="_blank">Unedited version of this episode</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-extremophile-bacteria-key-nuclear-problems.html" target="_blank">Microbes could be useful in cleaning radioactive waste</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.livescience.com/51132-ancient-algae-tropical-ice-cap.html" target="_blank">Finding algae in glacial ice on mountains Peru</a></li> <li><a href="http://mic.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/micro/10.1099/mic.0.000070" target="_blank">Soil bacteria inhibit carcinogen production by fungi</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150603124005.htm" target="_blank">Birds carry around many kinds of plant bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/13/4525.short" target="_blank">Thinking of leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens as biotech fermentations</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/13/4316.short" target="_blank">Making <em>Azotobacter</em> mutants that can produce fertilizer for other organisms</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 243 - Fungal Friends Facilitate Phytoextraction (feat. Cat Adams)
<p>This episode: A conversation with Cat Adams about how fungi help plants clean up toxic zinc nanoparticles in soil!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF243.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.6 MB, 16 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653515305300" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> About Cat Adams: <a href="http://scienceismetal.com/" target="_blank">Blog</a>/<a href="https://twitter.com/ScienceIsMetal" target="_blank">Twitter</a><br /> <a href="http://unconsciousbiasproject.org/" target="_blank">The Unconscious Bias Project</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/UBP_STEM" target="_blank">Twitter</a>)</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-extremophile-bacteria-key-nuclear-problems.html" target="_blank">Microbes could be useful in cleaning radioactive waste</a></li> <li><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0128144" target="_blank">Loaded bacteria deliver antibiotic straight to target through immune system</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150527134038.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial interactions help marine algae grow</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150527150946.htm" target="_blank">Engineered luminescent probiotics could help detect cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/05/newest-strategy-save-bats-extinction-bacteria/" target="_blank">Bacteria could save bats from deadly fungus</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 242 - Corporeal Communities Create Characterizing Codes
<p>This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF242.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.3 MB, 12.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/22/6778.short" target="_blank">Commentary</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/22/E2930.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7551_supp/full/521S10a.html" target="_blank">Gut bacteria and gut cancer relate in confusing ways</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-reveal-clues-functioning-mysterious-mimivirus.html" target="_blank">More about how giant Mimivirus infects its host</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6257/161.summary" target="_blank">Even seemingly helpful microbes may become harmful in certain contexts</a> (paywall)</li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-may-be-remaking-drugs-in-sewage/" target="_blank">Microbes in sewage seem to rebuild drugs that treatment plants try to remove</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2015/05/18/scientists_discover_tiny_microbes_with_potential_to_cleanse_waterways.html" target="_blank">Microbes could help keep water clean</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 241 - Colon Colonizers Control Cancer Combat
<p>I'm back!</p> <p>This episode: Gut microbes enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapies!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF241.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.7 MB, 11.7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/11/gut-microbes-give-anticancer-treatments-boost" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151105151934.htm" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/11/04/science.aac4255" target="_blank">Journal Paper 1</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/11/04/science.aad1329" target="_blank">Journal paper 2</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150428125038.htm" target="_blank">Microbiome an important link between diet and colon cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150430170750.htm" target="_blank">Viruses can be helpful more often than we realize</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150505182628.htm" target="_blank">Fungus breaks down plant matter and makes jet fuel</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-technique-uncover-functions-microbial-genomes.html" target="_blank">Engineering <em>E. coli</em> for better exploration of other species' genetic potential</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/sunday-review/invite-some-germs-to-dinner.html" target="_blank">It's possible our food might be too clean</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 240 - Water Worms Make (carbon) Monoxide Meals
<p>Reminder: this is the last episode for at least a few weeks while I am wrapping up my PhD. See you again when I'm done!</p> <p>This episode: Marine worms and their microbial symbionts can live on the toxic gas carbon monoxide!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF240.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12912/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/14/4465.short" target="_blank">Salt-loving extremophiles eat carbon monoxide at Mars-level concentrations</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v33/n4/full/nbt.3095.html" target="_blank">Better biotech processes by microbial cooperation</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150410083512.htm" target="_blank">Different ways to engineer microbes to produce propane</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150410095508.htm" target="_blank">Not all organisms share exactly the same genetic code</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/9/3182.short" target="_blank">Queen bees have different microbes than other bees</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 239 - Familial Pheromones Fight faecalis
<p>Just to let you know, I'm trying to finish up my dissertation and graduate in the next few months, so after episode 240, I will be putting the show on hold, at least for a few weeks (but not forever). I'll be sure to bring back some good content after I am done feeling so crunched for time though.</p> <p>This episode: Gut bacteria kill their drug-resistant pathogenic cousins of the same species via pheromone signaling!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF239.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> 10.4 MB, 11.4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-pheromones-gut-bacteria-resistant-variants.html" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/23/7273" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150330122524.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial compound could inhibit biofilms but not their builders</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/03/cleaner-living-smarter-microbiology/" target="_blank">Microbial engineering could free us from petroleum products</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v520/n7545/full/nature14027.html" target="_blank">Studying the immune regulation roles of mouse gut microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12818/abstract" target="_blank">Finding useful cold- and warm-adapted algae by season</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150406165145.htm" target="_blank">Powerful swimming microbe creates crystals of cells</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 238 - Forcing Fungal Familiarization
<p>This episode: Of genes that are similar in yeast and humans, almost half of the yeast versions are functional when replaced with the human version!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF238.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6237/921.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150325081544.htm" target="_blank">Turning algae from harmful blooms into useful products</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/8/2841.short" target="_blank">Intercropping enriches microbes that help crop yields</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27246-bacteria-power-up-by-using-magnets-as-batteries?cmpid=RSS%257cNSNS%257c2012-GLOBAL%257cmicroorganisms" target="_blank">Bacteria store energy in magnetic particles that other bacteria later take</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150325/ncomms7505/full/ncomms7505.html" target="_blank">Certain gut microbes are characteristic of traditional (non-urban) lifestyles</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21647268-fermented-foods-could-help-biologists-understand-bugs-better-out-pickle" target="_blank">More study into how microbes make tasty foods</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 237 - Proving Protist Predation Parentage
<p>This episode: <em>Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus</em>, a predatory bacterium that feeds on <em>Chlorella </em>algae, is currently lost from science, but its genome has been sequenced and interpreted anyway, to reveal a surprising family history!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF237.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/968/" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150322080206.htm" target="_blank">Appetite-suppressing bacteria could treat obesity</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323105251.htm" target="_blank">Skin bacteria could save frogs from deadly fungus</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150324084812.htm" target="_blank">Developing yeast that produce lots of biofuel lipids</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150324101443.htm" target="_blank">Vineyard soil microbiome affects vine microbes (and thus, wine)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150324140723.htm" target="_blank">Microbes could make super-sensitive bioelectromechanical sensors</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 236 - Film Formation Favors Fossilization
<p>This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF236.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7552/full/521263d.html" target="_blank">Paywalled news item</a>/<a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1808/20150476" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150316160714.htm" target="_blank">Baboon friends have more closely related gut communities</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/the-unexpectedly-weird-and-beautiful-world-of-lichens" target="_blank">Lichens are awesome</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150318074350.htm" target="_blank">Plants depend on bacteria when producing defensive chemicals</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-03-small-big-potential-bacterial-conversation.html" target="_blank">Using bacterial communication signal to modify gut microbe communities</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12808/abstract" target="_blank"><em>Deinococcus</em> could be useful biotech species</a> (review)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 235 - Dust DNA Detectives with Dr. Dunn
<p>This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF235.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150415114030.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0122605" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://robdunnlab.com/" target="_blank">The Dunn lab</a><br /> <a href="http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Rob+Dunn&search-alias=books&field-author=Rob+Dunn&sort=relevancerank" target="_blank">Books</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12841/abstract" target="_blank">Certain gut bacteria could help animals feed on new foods</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/engineering-the-human-microbiome-shows-promise-for-treating-disease/" target="_blank">Potential for engineering our own microbiome</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2015/03/10/microbial_soil_cleanup_at_fukushima.html" target="_blank">Bacteria could help clean up radioactivity at Fukushima</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/7/2265.short" target="_blank">Bacteria could make better fruit fly traps</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mbo3.252/abstract" target="_blank">Acid-resistant bacterium could help with stomach infections</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 234 - Phone, Floor Phylum Forensics
<p>This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF234.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.4 MB, 5.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-bacterial-forensics-microbes.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-05-bacteria-forensic-teams.html" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.microbiomejournal.com/content/3/1/21" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/unusual-bacteria-discovered-in-deepest-ocean-trench/" target="_blank">Bacteria that live in the deepest part of the ocean</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/1/e02419-14.short" target="_blank">Gut bacteria, birth conditions, and weight are related</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150302105019.htm" target="_blank">Bee microbiomes stay pretty constant</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150304130915.htm" target="_blank">Early gut bacteria associated with food allergy risk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150305133029.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria could relate to ability to control blood sugar</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 233 - Messy Microbes Maintain Mouse Microbiota
<p>This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF233.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.15 MB, 8.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12895/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0223fertilizer_KatyHeath.html" target="_blank">Fertilizer leads to less-helpful soil bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150223164436.htm" target="_blank">Sponge bacteria help corals get phosphorus</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150224083114.htm" target="_blank">Another way to use microbial electricity to produce hydrogen</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/02/23/387766821/there-s-bacteria-in-your-soap-and-everywhere-else" target="_blank">Soap has bacteria too</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150224104158.htm" target="_blank">Corals are eating plastic; is it harmful?</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 232 - Exploring Enzymes' Element Effects
<p>This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF232.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150420154828.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/18/5619" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0117943" target="_blank">Bacteria could help degrade environmental chemical contaminant</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://new.huji.ac.il/en/article/25479" target="_blank">Phage could treat dental infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.futurity.org/switchgrass-pcb-soil-858092/" target="_blank">Bacteria and grass together clean up soil</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218123423.htm" target="_blank">Mutant <em>E. coli</em> keeps getting longer without dividing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218191655.htm" target="_blank">Algae could produce malaria vaccine</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 231 - Creating Cancer-Killing Cultures
<p>This episode: Engineering <em>Salmonella</em> strains that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones alone!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF231.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-04-genetically-salmonella-anti-cancer-therapy.html" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/2/e00254-15.full" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/5/1542.short" target="_blank">Rocks floating on a lake house interesting microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/its-buggy-out-there.html" target="_blank">Aerobiology - how bacteria affect the weather</a></li> <li><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0003358" target="_blank">Modified gut bacteria could control populations of insect disease vectors</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150214092450.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbiome's health effects are not so simple</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150216125425.htm" target="_blank">Some traits could be inherited via bacteria</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 230 - Plant Prokaryotes Promote Protein Production
<p>This episode: Bacteria in and around plants can help fertilizer them, even in non-legume plants!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF230.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.1 MB, 12.15 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150410165222.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tpj.12777/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/nyregion/among-the-new-york-city-subways-millions-of-riders-a-study-finds-many-mystery-microbes.html" target="_blank">Figuring out what microbes live (or lived) in NYC's subway</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/14/1/16" target="_blank">Duckweed could be good microbe food for making biofuels</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-02-friendly-fungi-barley-growers-world.html" target="_blank">Fungal endophytes help barley grow more sustainably</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/02/beautiful-wallpaper-made-smallpox-vaccine" target="_blank">Flower wallpaper made of vaccinated cells</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150209/srep08345/full/srep08345.html" target="_blank">Plant-raping bacteria could help genetically modify yeast </a>(paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 229 - Spore-formers Stimulate Serotonin
<p>This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF229.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-04-microbes-serotonin-gut.html" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867415002482" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150202212120.htm" target="_blank">Nitrogen-fixing bacterium could produce ethanol with fewer inputs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150204125810.htm" target="_blank">After fecal transplant from overweight donor, recipient became obese</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12777/abstract" target="_blank">Nitrogen-fixing bacteria partner with tiny animals in ocean</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150205123022.htm" target="_blank">Monitoring microbiome could help diagnose type 1 diabetes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150205174625.htm" target="_blank">Breastfeeding could help prepare infant gut community for solid foods</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 228 - Bacteria Beat Bat Blight
<p>This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF228.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7 MB, 7.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150408145246.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0121329" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/14/1/14" target="_blank">Bacteria could produce useful emulsifiers</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27969.aspx" target="_blank">Fast-growing cyanobacteria could be good for producing things</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150202132601.htm" target="_blank">Making yeast produce more useful proteins such as insulin</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150202141140.htm" target="_blank">Microalga could be good biofuel oil producer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26888-ancient-microbes-formed-earths-biggest-hoard-of-gold.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|microorganisms#.VUrBr5NAreM" target="_blank">Microbes might've helped create large gold deposits</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 227 - Microbe Menaces Meningitis
<p>This episode: Colonizing ourselves with friendly bacteria could drive out more risky ones, such as those that cause meningitis!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF227.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.8 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/idso-hbm032415.php" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/60/10/1512" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/3/821.short" target="_blank">Bacterial vapors inhibit deadly plant pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12763/abstract" target="_blank">Finding phages to fight tomato disease</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150122133119.htm" target="_blank">Immune system is important for maintaining gut community health</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150129125505.htm" target="_blank">Even the same species can have diversity in the gut</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130081535.htm" target="_blank">Using bacterial power to generate clean water and electricity</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 226 - Deep Dwellers Diversify
<p>This episode: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF226.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.3 MB, 11.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323142843.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150323/ncomms7585/full/ncomms7585.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26742-deep-bacteria-may-evolve-even-without-passing-genes-on.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|microorganisms#.VSRcBOG83dM" target="_blank">Super-slow-growing bacteria may evolve without reproducing</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-01-gut-bacteria-digest-beer-bread.html" target="_blank">Human gut bacterium is especially able to digest yeast cell walls</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12771/abstract" target="_blank">Soil fungi can convert uranium to more recoverable insoluble form</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-01-viruses-smarter.html" target="_blank">Viruses may have helped human brain develop through history</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-01-personalities-bacteria.html" target="_blank">Accessory genes make each bacterial strain unique</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 225 - Implanting Internal Invader Immunity
<p>This episode: Don't have immunity? Create your own! Scientists engineer cells to destroy their HIV infections using the bacterial immune system!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF225.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.5 MB, 15.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150310/ncomms7413/full/ncomms7413.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/52/18721.short" target="_blank">Insect bacteria produce small RNAs to communicate with hosts</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/12/genetically-modified-yeast/" target="_blank">Yeast can make lots of useful things</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/6/e01932-14.short" target="_blank">Engineering <em>E. coli</em> to better tolerate biofuels it produces</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12652/abstract" target="_blank">Pathogens can resist phage infection, but often at a cost</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/four-ways-spacefaring-microbes-could-muck-solar-system" target="_blank">Microbes can survive on space vessels and cause problems away from Earth</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 224 - Super Small Cells
<p>This episode: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF224.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.3 MB, 13.4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-02-microscopy-evidence-bacteria-size-limit.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.digitaljournal.com/science/smallest-ever-bacteria-discovered/article/427330" target="_blank">News items 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150227/ncomms7372/full/ncomms7372.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/51/18237.short" target="_blank">Bacteria could produce good biofuels from renewable resources</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/51/18255.short" target="_blank">Studying quorum sensing by 3D-printing bacterial biofilms</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-12-bioactive-compounds-marine-microalgae.html" target="_blank">Marine algae could be good source of nutrients alternative to fish oil</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-12-virus-impacts-caterpillar-phototactic-response.html" target="_blank">Caterpillar mind-control virus seems to manipulate response to light</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/12/microbe-discoveries-of-2014/" target="_blank">9 cool things about microbes</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 223 - Fecal Fusions Forecast Fatness
<p>This episode: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF223.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.1 MB, 9.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150225210115.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/2/e02574-14" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-12-microbial-signature-sexual-crimes.html" target="_blank">Bacterial communities could be evidence about sexual crimes</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12728/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria around plants could fight plant diseases</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141218081123.htm" target="_blank">Microbes can greatly affect mouse gut's protective mucus layer</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-12-students-aim-cyanobacteria-mars-oxygen.html" target="_blank">Cyanobacteria could survive on Mars and produce breathable oxygen</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/12/22/the_shameful_disgusting_reason_why_yellowstones_thermal_springs_are_so_beautiful/" target="_blank">Garbage in Yellowstone permitted hot spring microbial rainbow</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 222 - Cells Store Solar Sparks
<p>This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF222.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/112/8/2337.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141201163239.htm" target="_blank">Some bugs need their vitamin-producing microbes, but kill them to harvest the vitamins</a></li> <li><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114277" target="_blank">How specific gut microbes influence immune system</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/04/368001548/who-made-that-flavor-maybe-a-genetically-altered-microbe" target="_blank">Bacteria used to produce various food ingredients</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/1/282.short" target="_blank">Bacteria could produce polyester beads that bind specific proteins</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12720/abstract" target="_blank">Rainforest bacteria could help plants grow better in poorer soil</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 221 - Co-culture Close Contact, Cats, and Cockerels
<p>This episode: More distantly related bacteria can help each other grow (and produce lots of hydrogen) by temporarily fusing with each other!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF221.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.7 MB, 13.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7541/full/519008e.htmlm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150223/ncomms7283/full/ncomms7283.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150223/ncomms7283/carousel/ncomms7283-f2.jpg">Close contact image</a></p> <p>Note: I said <em>C. acetobutylicum </em>was used in WWII to make acetone for bombs, but it was actually <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone%E2%80%93butanol%E2%80%93ethanol_fermentation" target="_blank">World War I</a>, used to make <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordite" target="_blank">cordite</a>, a replacement for gunpowder.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141119142205.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes can affect brain's defensive barrier in mice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141201163540.htm" target="_blank">Getting <em>E. coli</em> to produce higher amounts of nice-smelling biofuel compounds</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141202123737.htm" target="_blank">Using fungi to control avocado-damaging pests</a></li> <li><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114288" target="_blank">Bacterial proteins used to modify human cells' immune signaling</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-december-3-2014/gut-bacteria-from-a-worm-can-degrade-plastic.html" target="_blank">Worm gut bacteria could help degrade plastic waste</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 220 - Coliforms Cooperate by Conduit
<p>This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF220.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10 MB, 10.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150223104145.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/289848.php" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150223/ncomms7238/full/ncomms7238.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141120081748.htm" target="_blank">If society collapsed, we could eat microbes</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-11-life-extremists-untapped-source-antibacterial.html" target="_blank">Archaea could produce useful antibacterials too</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141111192123.htm" target="_blank">Tree-killing diseases can help forests be more diverse</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141124125430.htm" target="_blank">Animals have taken the genes bacteria use to poison each other</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/47/16842.short" target="_blank">Viruses can sometimes survive frozen for centuries (paper)</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 219 - Fungi Facilitate Photosynthetic Fuels
<p>This episode: Fungi can act like sticky nets to help harvest algae for biofuels!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF219.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150219084433.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369703X14001934" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/24/7512.short" target="_blank">Bacteria produce substance that could control harmful algal blooms</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/11/14/363375355/how-bacteria-in-the-gut-help-fight-off-viruses" target="_blank">Bacterial proteins in gut can protect mice from rotavirus</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141111205904.htm" target="_blank">Beware of contamination in microbial sequence survey studies</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141116211033.htm" target="_blank">Passionate kissing can transfer a lot of bacteria (not always a bad thing)</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-11-natural-gut-viruses-bacterial-cousins.html" target="_blank">Mouse virus can act like gut bacteria in maintaining gut health</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 218 - Parasitoids Pass Protective Prokaryotes
<p>This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF218.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1004672" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-11-line-bacteria-chip-video.html" target="_blank">Making magnetic bacteria do a dance (w/ video)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2014/11/pinot-noir-grapes-owe-debt-ancient-viruses" target="_blank">Viruses have influenced evolution and genetics of plants, including wine grapes</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12693/abstract" target="_blank">Deep-sea fungus produces potentially useful chemicals</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-11-dna-scientists-production-compounds-fungus.html" target="_blank">Effective genetic modification of fungi could lead to useful biotech processes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/11/lick-e-coli-shaped-popsicle/#x" target="_blank">Microbe-shaped (though not microbe-flavored) popsicles</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 217 - Fungus Fortifies Fly Food
<p>This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF217.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.4 MB, 9.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2015-02-microbes-malnutrition-fruit-fliesand-humans.html" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/abstract/S2211-1247%2815%2900031-5" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/11/want-kill-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-forget-antibiotics/" target="_blank">Strategies for treating infections without antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/12/413692617/mighty-farming-microbes-companies-harness-bacteria-to-give-crops-a-boost" target="_blank">Increased interest in microbes for agriculture</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26519-composition-of-your-gut-bacteria-may-be-inherited.html" target="_blank">Our genetics seem to affect our gut microbiota</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencealert.com/this-algae-farm-eats-highway-pollution" target="_blank">Algae farm over highway consumes CO<sub>2</sub> from cars</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/13/1/156/abstract" target="_blank">Fly bacteria engineered to prevent sleeping sickness tranmission</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Special - ASM2015
<p>Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 21px; font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFspecialASM2015.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.5 MB, 12.5 minutes)</p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles@gmail.com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <div style="margin: 0px;">Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://www.microbeworld.org/BacterioFiles">MicrobeWorld</a>, or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BacterioFiles">Facebook</a></div>
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BacterioFiles 216 - Probiotic Promotes Peanut Permissiveness
<p>This episode: Kate Franz and Matt Woodruff from Audiommunity join me to talk about a clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy with probiotics to treat peanut allergies!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF216.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (29 MB, 31.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/a-possible-treatment-for-peanut-allergies/385045/" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674914017370" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://emmunity.org/audiommunity/" target="_blank">Audiommunity</a> - <a href="http://emmunity.org/audiommunity/2015/4/16/episode-12-beeeeeeeeeeeeees" target="_blank">episode about food allergies</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-10-scientists-resurrect-year-old-viruses.html" target="_blank">Some viruses can survive being frozen for hundreds of years</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/5/e01212-14.short" target="_blank">Resistance to certain gut pathogen correlates with certain gut microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/opinion/sunday/there-is-no-healthy-microbiome.html" target="_blank">"Normal" gut microbiome probably as varied as we are ourselves</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26501-our-gut-bugs-evolved-with-us-as-we-split-from-chimps.html" target="_blank">Human gut communities are very different from chimpanzees'</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141105122058.htm" target="_blank">Figuring out how to engineer bacteria to tolerate biofuels they produce</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 215 - Plasmid Pirates Piezophile Particles
<p>This episode: Deep-sea thermophile bacteriophage is pirated by another scurvy genetic element!!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF215.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12783/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-10-virus-derived-genomic-elements-shown-important.html">Viral remnants are important for human stem cells and development</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/fecal-transplanters-fish-out-key-ingredient/">One <em>Clostridium</em> (<em>scindens</em>) defies overgrowth of another (<em>difficile</em>)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141023142208.htm">Mosquito bacteria hurt dengue and malaria and mosquitoes</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/2014/10/24/complex-life-owes-its-existence-to-parasites/">Mitochondria (and thus eukaryotes) might've come from a parasite</a></li> <li><a href="http://news.byu.edu/archive14-oct-bees.aspx">Studying phages that kill bee-killing bacteria</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 214 - Cable-Chlorophyte Coop Conducts Current
<p>This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF214.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6 MB, 6.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/3/948.abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141016123522.htm" target="_blank">Daily rhythms are important for gut microbes and their hosts</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/22/6965.short" target="_blank">Wild yeasts are very diverse in the smells they produce</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/42/E4485.short" target="_blank">Gut microbiome may be involved in alcoholism</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141021101510.htm" target="_blank">Tiny tiny viruses can have very big effect on ocean carbon</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141020212750.htm" target="_blank">Mouse lupus correlates with certain gut bacteria</a></li> </ul> <p>Image: Green algae o rocks at ShihTiPing (giant stone steps) coastal area in Taiwan. By: Wikipedia:User:Fred Hsu on en.wikipedia  </p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 213 - Bird Bacteria Bolster Babies
<p>This episode: Hoopoes inoculate their eggs with protective bacteria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF213.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.5 MB, 7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150113090420.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2656.12243/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0109606" target="_blank">Effects of whole grains vs. red meat on gut microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/11/355126926/frozen-poop-pills-fight-life-threatening-infections" target="_blank">Pill form might be good method for fecal transplant</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141014124043.htm" target="_blank">Algal protein discovery is relevant to biofuels but also cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141013104212.htm" target="_blank">Skin microbe produces potentially useful antibiotic</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-10-primitive-microbes-stole-bacterial-genes.html" target="_blank">Archaea have taken many important genes from bacteria</a></li> <li>Image by: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe#/media/File:Huppe_fasciée_MHNT_ZOO_2010_11_161_Ouzouer-sur-Trézée.jpg">Didier Descouens</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 212 - Ghosts Get Good Guarding
<p>This episode: Bacterial ghosts could make good vaccines for different things!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF212.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.8 MB, 10.7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/2/726.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1002020" target="_blank">What would happen if all microbes suddenly disappeared?</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141007092356.htm" target="_blank">Probiotics help protect children and pregnant women from heavy metal toxicity</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12650/abstract" target="_blank">Using virus-like particles to kill harmful algae</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-10-scientists-reveal-beer-good-flies.html" target="_blank">Yeast make nice beer scent to attract fruit flies</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v32/n10/full/nbt1014-965b.html" target="_blank">Algae-powered electric Grand Prix cars</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 211 - Stenotrophomonas Summons Snare-Setting Saviors
<p>This episode: Bacteria in soil signal to fungi to save them from predatory roundworms!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF211.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.9 MB, 10.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/19/when-threatened-by-worms-bacteria-summon-killer-fungi/" target="_blank">News blog</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141216/ncomms6776/full/ncomms6776.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/who-knew-microbes-could-be-so-artistically-inclined" target="_blank">Bacteria eat photographs to make cool, creepy art</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141001085951.htm" target="_blank">Microbial communities in NYC Central Park are as diverse as anywhere</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141002123728.htm" target="_blank">Giant clams catch light just right to disperse it to their symbiotic algae</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141002141803.htm" target="_blank">Changing yeast's environment can allow it to tolerate (and produce) more ethanol</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0109696" target="_blank">Hydrothermal vent viruses seem to survive by helping hosts adapt</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 210 - Archaea Acquired Alternative Abilities
<p>This episode: Genes taken from bacteria may have been important for the evolution of distinct groups of archaea!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF210.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.4 MB, 8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v517/n7532/full/nature13805.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/0924-bacterial-%E2%80%9Ccommunication-system%E2%80%9D-could-be-used-to-stop-spreading-and-kill-cancer-cells-mu-study-finds/" target="_blank">Bacterial signals could tell cancer cells to stop causing problems</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-in-wine-may-be-good-for-your-health/" target="_blank">(Sulfite-free) wine could have helpful bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0108827" target="_blank">Probiotic prevents chickens from carrying human pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-09-prepackage-beneficial-microbes-seeds.html" target="_blank">Plants keep helpful bacteria in their seeds</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/using-bacteria-to-reduce-impact-of-diazepam-in-uk-rivers" target="_blank">Bacteria are helping break down drugs in waterways</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 209 - Myxococcus Menace Motivates Megastructures
<p>This episode: Microbial predators in soil cause microbial prey to build fortifications!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF209.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.8 MB, 9.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/81/1/203" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140921145110.htm">Using bacteria to produce adhesives that shellfish use underwater</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140923090208.htm">Maintaining gut community may be important for surviving intensive care</a></li> <li><a href="http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0923gut_enzymes_IsaacCann.html">Human gut might actually have some useful bacteria for biofuels too</a></li> <li><a href="http://www1.bio.ku.dk/presserum/pressemeddelelser/termites-evolved-complex-bioreactors-30-million-years-ago/">Termites use mixture of fungal and bacterial symbionts</a></li> <li><a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140924-google-science-fair-hunger-bacteria-ngfood/">Bacteria help seeds sprout faster</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p>Thumbnail by: <a class="extiw" title="de:Benutzer:Trance Gemini" href="http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Trance_Gemini">Trance Gemini</a> on de.wikipedia.org - Starving colony of <a class="extiw" title="en:Myxococcus xanthus" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxococcus_xanthus">Myxococcus xanthus</a> forms fruiting bodies.</p>
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BacterioFiles 208 - Discovering Dietary Dwellers
<p>This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF208.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (21.6 MB, 23.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="https://peerj.com/articles/659/" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140915165221.htm">Archaea seem to be producing vitamin B<sub>12</sub> in oceans</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140916102224.htm">Tree microbiomes differ between species like animals'</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140917/srep06389/full/srep06389.html">Some bacteria can help plants form root nodules better</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/167/">Biofilms can be useful materials for different things, like sticking to steel</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140918210136.htm">Electricity from microbe metabolism could power waste treatment</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 207 - Microbe Messages Mire Malaria Movement
<p>This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF207.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141204140743.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867414014251" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140911163221.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria help immune responses even in the lungs (of mice)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140912215117.htm" target="_blank">Conductive bacteria can encase themselves in uranium</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140915083736.htm" target="_blank">Discovering and prepping bacteria to degrade environmental pollutants</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/science/going-inside-the-rice-microbiome.html" target="_blank">Using bacteria to reduce arsenic toxicity in rice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140911151839.htm" target="_blank">Soil fungi protect potatoes from parasites</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 206 - Mollusc Maneuvers Microbe Machines to Macerate Maples
<p>This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF206.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/47/E5096.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12643/abstract" target="_blank">Swimming alga Euglena could help treat iron overdose</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-09-bacteria-bees-alternative-antibiotics.html" target="_blank">Bacteria in bees could produce useful antimicrobials</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140909093659.htm" target="_blank">Tough bacteria could help make nuclear waste storage safer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0106833" target="_blank">Learning about ancient cultures from their fossilized feces</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-09-harnessing-power-viruses-wastewater-treatment.html" target="_blank">Using phages to make wastewater treatment better</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 205 - Colon Community Counterattacks Cholera
<p>This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF205.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7527/full/nature13738.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/4/e01183-14.short" target="_blank">Gut microbes make lots of chemicals; some inhibit pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/160/Pt_9/2089.short" target="_blank">Bacteria produce inhibitors of fungal crop pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140902092202.htm" target="_blank">Phages could make pathogens less able to infect, in addition to killing them</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140902092945.htm" target="_blank">Recycling diapers by growing mushrooms in them</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140902114414.htm" target="_blank">Not ethanol, or butanol: now, biopropane</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 204 - Animalcules Assist Agave Amino Accumulation
<p>This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF204.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (17.5 MB, 19.15 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/141106/srep06938/full/srep06938.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140825152016.htm" target="_blank">Certain gut bacteria associated with lower risk of food allergy in mice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0106041" target="_blank">Bacteria produce antifungal compounds, could protect crops</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140827163328.htm" target="_blank">Plant partner microbes knock on roots to signal their presence</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-08-home-microbiome-results-household-microbes.html" target="_blank">Microbes in your home form unique community, move with you to new locations</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-08-prions-trigger-stuck-wine-fermentations.html" target="_blank">Bacteria interfere with wine fermentation via prions</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 203 - P. putida Promotes Plant Pollutant Purification
<p>This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF203.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118091345.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es503880t" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00441/abstract" target="_blank">Amphibian skin bacteria can fight deadly infectious fungus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140821141451.htm" target="_blank">Human skin fungus surprisingly found in harsh ocean environments</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-08-odor-wastewater-bacteria.html" target="_blank">Using bacteria to remove stinky compounds from wastewater</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140824152343.htm" target="_blank">Making painkillers from microbes instead of plants</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140825142124.htm" target="_blank">Fungal parasites only influence behavior of their specific ant host species</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 202 - Controlling Coliform Computers
<p>This episode: Programming bacteria to sense and keep genomic records of environmental inputs!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF202.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (15.9 MB, 17.4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26558-cells-act-like-old-tape-recorders-to-monitor-health.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141113142006.htm" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6211/1256272" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12582/abstract" target="_blank">Biocontrol fungus responds offensively to plant pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://news.psu.edu/story/323132/2014/08/18/research/zombie-ant-fungi-manipulate-hosts-die-doorstep-colony" target="_blank">Fungi that zombify ants lurk in wait outside ant colony for fresh victims</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/news/microbiology-microbiome-science-needs-a-healthy-dose-of-scepticism-1.15730" target="_blank">We need caution interpreting microbiome data</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140821124825.htm" target="_blank">Algal viruses can have big impact on algal blooms, and thus on CO<sub>2</sub></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140821141550.htm" target="_blank">Some cyanobacteria can grow using only far-red light that's invisible to us</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 201 - Plastic-Producing Prokaryote Process
<p>This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF201.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12683/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140813173906.htm" target="_blank">Soil bacterium spores could treat tumors when injected</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140814123426.htm" target="_blank">In mice, antibiotics early in life disrupt metabolism</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167701214002127" target="_blank">Figuring out what our microbiome does in the body after we die</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-08-discovery-microbes-dripstones.html" target="_blank">Microbes affect geological formations in caves</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/antibiotics-nature-insects-bacteria_n_5685296.html" target="_blank">Insect gut microbes may be good source of new antibiotics</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Image: Colonies of B. subtilis. By: Wikipedia user: Debivort</p>
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BacterioFiles 200 - Converted Clostridium Consumes Carbon monoxide
<p>This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF200.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (16 MB, 17.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/5/e01636-14.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-08-native-bacteria-block-wolbachia-mosquito.html" target="_blank">Other mosquito microbes compete with and inhibit <em>Wolbachia</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/32/11810.short" target="_blank"><em>Helicobacter</em> extract seems to help prevent asthma</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v512/n7513/full/512117d.html" target="_blank">Lots of microbes living in water drops suspended in tar</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/13/1/115" target="_blank">Spores could be good for vaccines delivered to mucosal surfaces</a> (review)</li> <li><a href="http://www.biogeosciences.net/11/6067/2014/bg-11-6067-2014.html" target="_blank">Various archaea are floating around in the air</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 199 - Prokaryote Protein Provokes Problem
<p>This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF199.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.4 MB, 12.4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141007103308.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v4/n10/full/tp201498a.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140806/srep05926/full/srep05926.html" target="_blank">Plant virus affects parasitism suffered by insect that carries the virus</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140808/srep06002/full/srep06002.html" target="_blank">Bacteria could help make more powerful lasers</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140807145744.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes can control gene expression of gut cells somewhat</a></li> <li><a href="http://today.duke.edu/2014/08/crisprhpv" target="_blank">Using bacterial immune system to turn off HPV defenses in cervical cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140807105213.htm" target="_blank">Gut community composition could be used to detect cancer</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 198 - Dampening Dust Defense
<p>This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF198.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 6.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0109461" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12611/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria can be toxic to tomato late blight pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140724144249.htm" target="_blank">Phages could be very good at treating <em>C. difficile</em> infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12612/abstract" target="_blank">Soil cyanobacteria can help plants in many ways</a> (review)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12562/abstract" target="_blank">Finding heavy metal-resistant bacteria near nuclear storage sites</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/31/11503.short" target="_blank">Using phage to prevent infection rather than to kill pathogens</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 197 - Fucose Feeds Friendly Fighters
<p>This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF197.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.8 MB, 13 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141001133414.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/01/gut-bacteria-still-get-fed-when-hosts-are-too-sick-to-eat/" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v514/n7524/full/nature13823.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/yellow-light-grows-the-best-algae-for-biofuels/" target="_blank">Microfluidic screening discovers that algae produce more biofuel under yellow light</a></li> <li><a href="http://news.ncsu.edu/2014/10/beisel-crispr-off-switch/" target="_blank">Using bacterial immune system to modify bacterial behavior</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140723110659.htm" target="_blank">Human parasite is helpful for the fly that carries it</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140725080316.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria can survive dehydration by manipulating salt crystals</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140725080414.htm" target="_blank">Studying day-to-day changes in gut microbe communities</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 196 - Flagellin Facilitates Flu-shot Function
<p>This episode: Bacteria are important for a good immune response to unadjuvanted influenza vaccines!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF196.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.6 MB, 16 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140911125813.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/researchers-link-vaccine-effectiveness-to-gut-bacteria/2446605.html" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074761314003033" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/article/science/uk-supermarket-run-electricity-made-its-own-rotting-food" target="_blank">Supermarket makes its own electricity from food waste</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140722091559.htm" target="_blank">Including oncolytic virus in treatment could save limbs threatened by cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140722142521.htm" target="_blank">Engineered gut bacteria inhibit obesity in mice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/untapped-plant-microbiome-could-help-feed-billions/" target="_blank">Microbes in soil instead of chemicals could improve agriculture</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/land-bacteria-eaters" target="_blank">Finding phages to treat <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> infections</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 195 - CRISPR/Cas Cuts Cancer Causers
<p>This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF195.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/36/13157.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25894-meet-the-electric-life-forms-that-live-on-pure-energy.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|microorganisms#.VD_UXRZZKZQ" target="_blank">Studying bacteria that consume and produce electricity</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140722/srep05783/full/srep05783.html" target="_blank">Fungus living in rice seems like it evolved from rice pathogen</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/16/4805.short" target="_blank">Bacteria growing with plants could help clean air in buildings</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/16/4795.short?rss=1" target="_blank">Understanding how <em>Caulobacter</em> tolerates high levels of uranium</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://academy.asm.org/index.php/browse-all-reports/5180-viruses-throughout-life-time-friends-foes-change-agents" target="_blank">Report about how viruses are more than pathogens</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 194 - Squirrel Sequence Stops Similar Sickness
<p>This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF194.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.3 MB, 10.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/36/13175.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-07-ocean-microbes-hidden-talent-countless.html" target="_blank">Marine photosynthetic bacteria could be good, easy continuous biofuel producers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710130613.htm" target="_blank">Immune system and gut bacteria have complex interactions</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140711153331.htm" target="_blank">What happens to gut community when pathogens infect</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12564/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria and fungi may lower their defenses when interacting</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140715095515.htm" target="_blank">Parasite from cats could help immune system fight cancer</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 193 - Milk Modifies Monkey Microbes
<p>This episode: Being raised with their mother and breastmilk vs. bottle-fed in a nursery significantly affects macaque microbiomes and their immune system profile!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF193.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140904093015.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/252/252ra120" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/3/e01021-14.short" target="_blank">Figuring out which gut microbes correlate with susceptibility to <em>C. difficile</em> problems</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/3/e01133-14.short" target="_blank">Phage communities in mouth may be linked to dental health</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/3/e00893-14.short" target="_blank">Fecal transplant restores diverse gut community that looks like donor's</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v511/n7507/full/511009a.html" target="_blank">Modified <em>E. coli</em> could help weight loss by reducing appetite</a> (paywall)</li> <li><a href="http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2014/07/07/will-wolbachia-help-defeat-dengue/" target="_blank">Bacterial symbionts in mosquitoes could prevent dengue transmission</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 192 - Susceptibility Separates Streptococcus Strategies
<p>This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF192.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.9 MB, 16.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/4/e01490-14.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/14/4331.short" target="_blank">Bacteria can transfer electrons around even without nanowires</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12586/abstract" target="_blank">Bacterial endophytes can inhibit/control plant pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140624110716.htm" target="_blank">Seemingly harmless virus may kill hard-to-treat breast cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140625/srep05446/full/srep05446.html" target="_blank">Bacteria protect fish from pathogen by preventing it from communicating</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-06-soil-microbiomes.html" target="_blank">Microbes in soil can affect plant flowering</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 191 - Coats Compose Current Conduits
<p>This episode: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF191.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.75 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://pressroom.usc.edu/bacterial-nanowires-not-what-we-thought-they-were/">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/35/12883" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140616151509.htm" target="_blank">Algae in low light can switch quantum light harvesting on or off</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140617093814.htm" target="_blank">Fecal transplants continue to seem like a great treatment for gut community imbalance</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140617112226.htm" target="_blank">Good gut microbe community seems important for survival after stem cell transplant</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201406186770/research/tiny-plastic-dwellers-have-big-impact-our-oceans" target="_blank">Microbes on ocean plastic could have good and bad effects</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140619125036.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria could help inhibit pathogens of bees and bats</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 190 - Bacteriophages Bust Biofilm Beacons
<p>This episode: Engineered phages can both kill bacteria and disrupt their communications!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF190.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.8 MB, 16.2 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/17/5340" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140612085912.htm" target="_blank">Tiny microbes affect temperature by how much sunlight is reflected off ice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/06/uw-research-bacteria-show-promise-in-restoring-aquifers-used-in-uranium-mining.html" target="_blank">Bacteria could help clean uranium from aquifers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140612085337.htm" target="_blank">Fungus can kill poison ivy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140612212529.htm" target="_blank">Differences found in gut microbes between children with or without diabetes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140616151536.htm" target="_blank">Using viruses to understand tiny physics better</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 189 - Saliva Slows Sprout Supporter
<p>This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF189.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.4 MB, 5.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140724172000.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/7/20140460" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140606091157.htm" target="_blank">Early-life exposure to microbes seems linked to less asthma</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12563/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria help tomato plants tolerate salt</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140606091153.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria infecting mosquitoes could control malaria transmission</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antibiotic-resistance-revitalizes-century-old-virus-therapy/" target="_blank">Phages are increasingly of interest for treating infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12565/abstract" target="_blank">Feeding healthy mice phage causes slight immune response and nothing else</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 188 - Rat Residents Relieve Resin Roughness
<p>This episode: Gut bacteria in Mojave desert woodrats help them detoxify and eat toxic creosote bushes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF188.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10 MB, 10.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140721100001.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12329/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/04/whats-your-microbiological-age/" target="_blank">It can be hard to recover a good microbiota</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140602162700.htm" target="_blank">Aphids' bacterial symbionts can activate plant defenses against aphids</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/13/4063.short" target="_blank">Probiotic bacterial strain could protect against cadmium toxicity</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00280/abstract" target="_blank">Predatory bacteria can prey on pathogens</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/06/microbe-symbiosis-evolution/" target="_blank">Microbes can prevent some species from hybridizing</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 187 - Bacteria Bolster Bedbug Biotin
<p>This episode: Some <em>Wolbachia </em>bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF187.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/28/10257.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/gaming-system-starring-microbes">Play classic video games with live microbes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140527185316.htm">Bacterial polysaccharides could make better low-fat products</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140602101211.htm">Getting rid of <em>H. pylori</em> could be associated with obesity</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140602104801.htm">Bacteria fight against bad fungal infection of rice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140602155855.htm">Converting plant parts directly into ethanol</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 186 - Matched Mice, Mismatched Microbiota
<p>This episode: Gut microbes can be different even in genetically identical mice in similar conditions!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF186.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.4 MB, 8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140625/srep05437/full/srep05437.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/21/tech/innovation/would-you-live-in-a-house-made-of-urine-and-bacteria/">Bacteria could make building materials using less energy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bacteria-in-the-placenta-could-help-shape-human-health/">Even in placenta bacteria can be important for health</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-05-algae-space-probe-extreme-environments.html">Seeing if algae (and thus, plants) can survive in space</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131553">Bacteria can make plastic out of methane gas</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140529/srep05114/full/srep05114.html">Some fungi could adapt to Mars-like conditions within a few days</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 185 - Bacteroid Builds Beta-lactam Buffer
<p>This episode: Antibiotic-degrading probiotics protect mouse gut microbes from hostile pathogen takeover after antibiotic treatment!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF185.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140612174628.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://aac.asm.org/content/58/8/4535" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/20/7433.short">Insect bacterial symbionts can pass to offspring through sperm</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140520115928.htm">Studying human history thru microbes in fossilized feces</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140521094743.htm">Fungi can clean up composting-resistant pollutants in soil</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140521133814.htm">Microbes could make useful product from industrial wastewater</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140520120123.htm">Bacterial toxin could be used to target colon cancer cells</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 184 - Fungus Friends Fabricate Fragrance
<p>This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF184.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.5 MB, 13.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12521/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/lung-microbes-keep-mice-breathing-easy/" target="_blank">Microbes in lungs (of mice) seem to help reduce inflammation</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140514205712.htm" target="_blank">Link between early antibiotics and asthma may be just correlations with genetics</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140518164419.htm" target="_blank">Pancreatic cancer might be detectable by changes in mouth bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140519122523.htm" target="_blank">Understanding pandas' gut bacteria could help us help them</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/12/3585.short" target="_blank">Native microbes on grape leaves can resist pesticide treatments</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 183 - Simplex-Sick Stem Cell Salve
<p>This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF183.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140516203342.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/106/6/dju090" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6941.12350/abstract" target="_blank">Many genes can be swapped in area around fungal mycelia</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140508111030.htm" target="_blank">Fungus could help control invasive tree species</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/11/3315.short" target="_blank">Dust storms can have effects by spreading fungal spores</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://news.yale.edu/2014/05/11/bacteria-your-hands-reflect-country-you-live" target="_blank">Hand bacteria differ between people in different places</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/news/microbiome-therapy-gains-market-traction-1.15210" target="_blank">Microbiome manipulation seems to be rising as a medical treatment</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 182 - Chloroplast Colonizers' Contradictory Conflicts
<p>This episode: BacterioFiles teams up with <a href="http://theplantpathologypodcast.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Pathology Podcast</a> to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF182.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (17.7 MB, 19.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12454/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2009.01719.x/abstract" target="_blank">Lee et al. 2009 paper: <em>Fusarium</em> sometimes prevents corn smut</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-05-viruses-hijack-deep-sea-bacteria-hydrothermal.html" target="_blank">Deep-sea vent viruses sabotage cell storage</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140502120231.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria probably could survive accidental trip to Mars</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140429085347.htm" target="_blank">Microbes that survive in petroleum could do well in other harsh processes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/18/E1909.short" target="_blank">Many cyanobacteria produce potentially useful antifungal compounds (paper)</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12497/abstract" target="_blank">Poor agricultural practices may reduce soil microbe diversity</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 181 - Spore-formers Smash Salmonella's Solanum Strongholds
<p>This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF181.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140505112550.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/13/3842" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/article/science/events-your-past-determine-which-microbes-live-you" target="_blank">Life history correlates with gut communities, sometimes expected and sometimes not</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140428120757.htm" target="_blank">Single bacterial species can consume multiple different organic gases</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/article/?id=11989" target="_blank">Skin bacteria may affect how wounds heal</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2014/04/28/frog-killing-fungus-meets-its-match-in-hidden-world-of-tiny-predators/" target="_blank">Microbes kill frog-killing fungi</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-05-algae-wide-range.html" target="_blank">Algae can use many wavelengths of light that plants cannot</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 180 - Phage Functions Fight Fortifications
<p>This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF180.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/2/e00896-14.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414123818.htm" target="_blank">Antibiotic treatment of certain bacterial disease associated with weight gain</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140416133157.htm" target="_blank">Knowing what is a healthy microbiome is tricky</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v508/n7496_supp/full/508S61a.html" target="_blank">Knowing how the microbiome is related to obesity is tricky</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/2014/04/19/fighting-bacteria-with-weapons-from-fungi/" target="_blank">Genes for antibiotics in fungi could have come from bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140420131523.htm" target="_blank">Antibiotics could disrupt newborns' adaptation to microbes</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 179 - Functionless Phages Feel Fatiguing
<p>This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around?</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF179.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12492/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://gizmodo.com/4-ways-tiny-microbes-changed-life-on-earth-forever-1558527578" target="_blank">Microbes are essential and important for all life on the planet</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140408111226.htm" target="_blank">Modified virus could treat most dangerous brain cancers</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/9/2679.short" target="_blank">Microbes help inhibit worms that harm plants</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/9/2648.short" target="_blank">Trying to figure out what gut viruses people had in the 14th century</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414154450.htm" target="_blank">Beewolves have close hereditary connection with their bacterial symbionts</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 178 - Hadza Hunters Have Heterogeneous Helpers
<p>This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF178.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.9 MB, 14.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140415133924.htm">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/04/hadza-hunter-gatherer-gut-microbiome/">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140415/ncomms4654/full/ncomms4654.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140401210408.htm" target="_blank">Probiotic doesn't seem to help colic in babies</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/article/science/invisible-world" target="_blank">Different communities live in different places in a house</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140404085809.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria protect Earth from mirror-image molecules</a></li> <li><a href="http://lonelyspore.com/2014/04/08/amazon-mycorenewal-project-launches-campaign-to-clean-up-worlds-largest-oil-spill-with-microbes/" target="_blank">Communities of microbes and fungi could clean up oil spill pollution</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-turn-plants-and-insects-into-zombies/" target="_blank">Parasites can bend even plants to their will in order to spread</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 177 - Phages Fight Food Filth
<p>This episode: Phages could be used to reduce infection with dangerous bacteria from meat and vegetables!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF177.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13 MB, 14.2 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-04-phage-cocktail-percent-coli-meat.html">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.journalofanimalscience.org/content/92/4/1366" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://www.agscitoday.com/agscitoday012/">Agriculture Science Today podcast discussion of this paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140327100335.htm" target="_blank">Slime mold computers get more complex</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140328103056.htm" target="_blank">Certain microbes on the body may protect against HIV infection</a></li> <li><a href="http://gizmodo.com/concrete-dissolving-bacteria-are-destroying-our-nation-1553419185" target="_blank">Designing more bacteria-friendly sewer concrete</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.futurity.org/fungus-may-block-alzheimers-protein/" target="_blank">Fungal compounds may help with Alzheimer's</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140327142410.htm" target="_blank">Scientists make a whole yeast chromosome synthetically</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 176 - Bacteria Bust Biodiesel Builders
<p>This episode: Algae-killing bacteria could help improve biofuel recovery processes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF176.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11 MB, 12 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12436/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-03-plant-soil-interaction-ways-combat-weeds.html" target="_blank">Soil microbes could be useful for weed control</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-03-bacteria-beautiful.html" target="_blank">About how bacteria are beautiful</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140326142214.htm" target="_blank">Making biofuel bacteria more resistant to harsh process chemicals</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140326160929.htm" target="_blank">New ways of producing high-energy biofuels</a></li> <li><a href="http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/160/Pt_4/778.short" target="_blank">Understanding how fungus-like bacteria help plants grow</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 175 - Bacteria Build Better Biofilms
<p>This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF175.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140323152144.htm">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-living-materials-biofilm-e-coli-bacteria-gold-quantum-dot-bioinspired-20140324-story.html">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v13/n5/full/nmat3912.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140313173505.htm" target="_blank">Some kinds of mouth fungi may keep other bad ones in check</a></li> <li><a href="http://lonelyspore.com/2014/03/17/fossil-viruses-preserved-in-hot-spring-bacteria/" target="_blank">Fossilized viruses found in fossilized bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140320111930.htm" target="_blank">Breastfeeding is important for a healthy gut community</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/8/2440.short" target="_blank">Studying how microbes in water treatment remove contaminating chemicals</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/18/290922850/chocolate-turns-into-heart-helpers-by-gut-bacteria" target="_blank">Bacteria break down cocoa into more healthy stuff</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 174 - Synthetic Cells Sense and Send Signals
<p>This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits and detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF174.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140317155615.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/13/4838" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/11/287310897/turning-food-waste-into-fuel-takes-gumption-and-trillions-of-bacteria?ft=1&f=1007" target="_blank">Bacteria turn lots of city waste into useful energy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310111539.htm" target="_blank">Antibiotics may sometimes be more harmful than helpful</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310111541.htm" target="_blank">It's important to take care of gut bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140312132632.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria are important for immune system development</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140312082530.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes may influence the development of type 1 diabetes</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 173 - Illuminated Invader Inhibits Irritation
<p>This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF173.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10 MB, 10.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v32/n3/full/nbt.2834.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/science_health/uga-researchers-uncover-how-bacteria-helps-create-clouds/article_e3522a56-a57d-11e3-b293-0017a43b2370.html" target="_blank">Ocean bacteria give off gas that makes clouds</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305144749.htm" target="_blank">Killing cancer with virus plus releasing immune system's brakes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310090615.htm" target="_blank">Helping bacteria clean up oil spills</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310102326.htm" target="_blank">Microbes can make scents and flavors more sustainably</a></li> <li><a href="http://livinggreenmag.com/2014/02/13/mother-nature/fungus-governs-soils-carbon-content/" target="_blank">Fungi are important for carbon stored in or released from soils too</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 172 - Sunlight-Snackers Seize Sparks
<p>This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF172.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.2 MB, 10 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310144000.htm">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://scitechdaily.com/harvard-scientists-identify-microbe-eats-electricity/">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140226/ncomms4391/full/ncomms4391.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.prox.lib.ncsu.edu/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12442/abstract" target="_blank">Plants and their associated root microbes seem to evolve together</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305105943.htm" target="_blank">What was thought to be pigments in fossil feathers might actually have been bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140303153932.htm" target="_blank">Yeast cells help understand how Alzheimer's drug works in humans</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305191717.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria help plants clean up metal-contaminated soils</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306191438.htm" target="_blank">Understanding how bacteria colonize our bodies</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 171 - Segments Select Specific Strains
<p>This episode: Ahmed Gomaa and I discuss how to keep some microbes and get rid of others using bacteria's own immune system!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF171.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (15.1 MB, 16.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/1/e00928-13.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140219095353.htm" target="_blank">New, simpler genetic switch controls cancer-killing viruses more specifically</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12439/abstract" target="_blank">Bacteria help plants grow better in drought conditions</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/how-clean-hygiene-germs" target="_blank">Sometimes not-so-clean could be healthy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/02/indoor-microbiome/" target="_blank">Different kinds of rooms have different microbes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140228121351.htm" target="_blank">Peat acts as sink for microbial electrons, keeping them from producing methane (a greenhouse gas)</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 170 - Good Copper, Bad Copper
<p>This episode: With guest host Susan Gardner! We discuss nitrogen-fixing plant-friendly bacteria that help plants grow in copper-contaminated soil, helping to clean it up!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF170.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (19.1 MB, 20.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/6/1961.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140217200749.htm" target="_blank">Liquid crystals could be even more useful with bacteria in them</a></li> <li><a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00064/abstract" target="_blank">Adding bacteria can affect plants' microbiome and metabolism</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/article/science/first-fecal-transplant-bank-opens" target="_blank">New FDA-approved bank for fecal transplant material</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140218114259.htm" target="_blank">New way of testing and improving potential Salmonella-based vaccines</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12485/abstract" target="_blank">Cacao microbe helps protect plant from pathogens</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 169 - Microbes Meddle with Mesophilic Malaria
<p> This episode: Ambient temperature seems to affect how much insect bacteria can interfere with transmission of malaria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF169.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.85 MB, 8.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140217085925.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140203/srep03932/full/srep03932.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/why-one-microbe-seemingly-doesnt-age-all-f8C11150338" target="_blank">One kind of yeast divides age-related damage evenly between daughter cells instead of giving all of it to one</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212132851.htm" target="_blank">How gut bacteria break down fiber we eat</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/artist-dyes-clothes-quilts-tuberculosis-and-staph-bacteria-180949511/" target="_blank">Making interesting art/clothing with dangerous bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/5/1777.short" target="_blank">Study of how soil microbes react to warming environment</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140214130905.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria associated with obesity are more common in some places than in others</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 168 - Plentiful Plant Pathogen Partners
<p>This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF168.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/5/1553.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12396/abstract" target="_blank">How much do airborne microbes affect the atmosphere?</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00043/abstract" target="_blank">Small fungal parasites infect roundworms even deep in the ocean</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/13/1/20" target="_blank">Modifying bacteria to produce more jet biofuel</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/6/2051.full" target="_blank">Microbes affect animal behavior in many interesting ways</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12470/abstract" target="_blank">Delicious alert: chestnut mousse makes a good carrier for probiotics</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 167 - Gut Grows Gluten Gluttons
<p>This episode: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF167.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.prox.lib.ncsu.edu/doi/10.1111/1574-6941.12295/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.archdaily.com/472905/bricks-grown-from-bacteria/" target="_blank">Biotech company is looking to be able to grow bricks using bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.smfmnewsroom.org/2014/01/study-finds-cervicovaginal-microbiota-different-in-women-destined-to-have-preterm-birth/" target="_blank">Certain communities of microbes may be related to preterm births</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140205075821.htm" target="_blank">Microbes in soil can make a big difference to plants</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-02-excrement-worldwide-co-evolution-herbivores-gut.html" target="_blank">Protists in animal guts seem to have evolved to be specific to their respective hosts</a></li> <li><a href="http://microbemagazine.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6567:chefs-and-microbiologists-break-bread-anew&catid=1295&Itemid=1565" target="_blank">Tasty bacteria and fungi are becoming a bigger part of restaurant cuisine</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 166 - Metamorphosis Microbes Mapped
<p>This episode: Discovering how butterflies' bacteria change from caterpillar to adult!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF166.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140130111005.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0086995" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140130102044.htm" target="_blank">Virus could help treat otherwise hard-to-treat breast cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/energy/renewables/how-to-make-electricity-with-bacteriacoated-rubber" target="_blank">Harnessing bacterial spores' water-absorbing ability to generate electricity</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/80/4/1237.short" target="_blank">Vitamin-making fungus could make oil too</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://dailyuw.com/archive/2014/01/29/science/bacterial-fuel#.U15rJlc0iZR" target="_blank">Microbes could be used to convert methane into useful liquids or solids</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/28/306544406/got-gas-it-could-mean-you-ve-got-healthy-gut-microbes" target="_blank">Flatulence may be a good sign for your gut</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles 165 - Bacillus Biofilms Balk Bilks
<p>This episode: Interview with <a href="http://www.rug.nl/research/theoretical-biology/people/vgestel?lang=en"><span id="goog_461580159"></span>Jordi van Gestel<span id="goog_461580160"></span></a>: cheaters in bacterial communities don't always succeed!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BF165.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.1 MB, 14.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ismej201452a.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/81387/abstract">Showing how harmless fungus prevents aflatoxin-producing fungal growth</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140127193850.htm">New large phage is good at killing anthrax</a></li> <li><a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00015/full">Plant-related microbes could be important part of indoor microbial mix</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12399/abstract">We need to rethink use of antibiotics</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-01-impacts-indoor-bacteria.html">Studying how building design and functions affect which bacteria are present</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 164 - Sponge Symbionts Synthesize Stuff
<p>This episode: Bacteria symbiotic with sea sponges make many potentially useful compounds!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm164.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140129135000.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7486/full/nature12959.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116113313.htm" target="_blank">Pollutants may kill off certain important microbes in soils</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-01-scientists-fiber.html" target="_blank">Certain gut microbes help break down dietary fiber</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122091950.htm" target="_blank">Engineered yeast produces impressive amounts of lipids for biodiesel</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140123125935.htm" target="_blank">Infection with Salmonella helped mice's asthma</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122153611.htm" target="_blank">Searching marine microbial genomes for good drugs</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 163 - Pseudomyrmex Sidekicks Stop Sprout Sickness
<p>This episode: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm163.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140115113243.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.12664/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thealmagest.com/researchers-apply-new-technique-manipulate-virus-make-possible-cancer-treatment/9347" target="_blank">Virus modified to infect and destroy only cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109004305.htm" target="_blank">Compounds from ocean bacteria could inhibit pathogens without inducing resistance</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/805.short" target="_blank">Dog-related microbes could affect the gut microbe in ways that protect against allergies</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140115143707.htm" target="_blank">Stomach bacteria are most peaceful in humans they've co-evolved with</a></li> <li><a href="http://ugaresearch.uga.edu/research-news/poison-breathing-bacteria-may-be-boon-to-industry-environment" target="_blank">Bacteria in toxic environment could be useful converting toxic elements into useful electronic components</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 162 - Desert Dwellers Densify Dunes
<p>This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm162.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.3 MB, 10.13 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129502.800-spray-bacteria-on-the-desert-to-halt-its-spread.html">News item</a>/<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es403785j" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mmi.12506/abstract" target="_blank">How multicellular cyanobacteria communicates between cells</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140103085624.htm" target="_blank">Microscopic protozoa could be used instead of animals for cosmetic testing</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-01-slime-molds.html" target="_blank">Slime molds are good like computers at finding best routes to different places</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140102142018.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria can divide into two distinct cells with different behaviors</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-01-bacterial-cells-computer-like-decisions.html" target="_blank">Students program bacteria to behave in predictable ways in given situations</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 161 - Permafrost Produces Perceptible Pithos
<p>This episode: The largest virus so far has been discovered in ancient Siberian permafrost!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm161.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5466328/climate-change-threatens-to-bring-eradicated-viruses-back-dead">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/02/26/1320670111" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12375/abstract" target="_blank">Plants seem to stimulate bacteria to degrade pollutants</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.futurity.org/retrovirus-can-kick-start-brain-repair/" target="_blank">Gene therapy with virus could help repair brain damages</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/12/29/avoiding-a-time-when-bacteria-can-no-longer-be-stopped/develop-viruses-to-fight-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria" target="_blank">Phages could soon be important for treating bacterial infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/4/6/e00692-13.abstract" target="_blank">Certain portions of gut microbiome, and inflammation, associated with colon cancer</a> (paper) (<a href="http://www.microbeworld.org/podcasts/this-week-in-microbiology/archives/1614-twim-71-colon-cancer-s-little-shop-of-horrors">TWiM 71</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111026/full/news.2011.614.html" target="_blank">Yogurt probiotics might not change gut community in major ways</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 160 - Residents Regulate RNA Response
<p>This episode: Gut microbe communities can help regulate the immune response to pathogens!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm160.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131210072129.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/4/6/e00707-13" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/12/4548.short" target="_blank">Paper about synthetic small RNA treatment</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6164/1382.short" target="_blank">Bacteria can convert CO<sub>2</sub> directly to liquid compound</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216155042.htm" target="_blank">Dog-related microbes seem especially good at positively affecting our immune system</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216142304.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria inside insects protect from viruses, but there is a trade-off</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-25412939" target="_blank">Soil fungus that kills insects could control mosquito populations in water too</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131218113020.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria already living in underground resource areas could help us better use these resources</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 159 - Drastic Diet Develops Different Dwellers
<p>This episode: Gut microbe communities can change rapidly to accommodate major diet changes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm159.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (12.2 MB, 13.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029473.400-diet-switch-sparks-gut-bug-revolution-in-just-24-hours.htm">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-microbes-respond-within-days-major-diet-changes/">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12820.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/2013/12/08/the-bacteria-in-breast-milk/" target="_blank">Mother's immune system might actually transport good bacteria into breastmilk for the baby's sake</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131209124115.htm" target="_blank">Deep rock-living microbe communities are surprisingly similar in far distant places</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.livescience.com/41811-bacteria-carried-on-methane-bubbles.html" target="_blank">Bacteria seem to be riding methane bubbles up from sea floor and eating them</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/50/20236.short" target="_blank">Testing how phages interact with gut bacteria in mouse model</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131211093743.htm" target="_blank">Unusual bacterial colonies can respond to mechanical forces</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 158 - Partners Provide Protein
<p>This episode: Different bacteria working together can thrive better than when working alone!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm158.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.9 MB, 10.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131203091451.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ismej2013211a.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/under-microscope/microbiome-and-future-artisanal-gastronomy" target="_blank">Our microbes and our food go together more than you would think</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202142743.htm" target="_blank">Using phage proteins to target and destroy bad bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/49/19832.short" target="_blank">Bacteria may be important in how hyenas communicate through odor</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131206163051.htm" target="_blank">Fewer gut microbes may be associated with colon cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24701-microbe-steals-neighbours-electricity-to-make-methane.html#.UwI9KrT-QUM" target="_blank">Bacteria take electrons directly from other bacteria to make methane</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 157 - Azotobacter Assists Algae
<p>This episode: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could provide nitrogen to algae in biotech processes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm157.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.4 MB, 8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12347/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131122115758.htm" target="_blank">Chemotherapy agent seems to require gut bacteria for its cancer-killing effect</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113011181/bacteria-thriving-harsh-cave-systems-arizona-112213/" target="_blank">Bacteria can live even in nutrient-poor caves</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131125121154.htm" target="_blank">Fungi seem to make their own wind to disperse their spores</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-microbes-living-in-our-bodies-were-probably-once-evil-pathogens-180947853/" target="_blank">The probiotics of today may have been pathogens in the past</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130911092909.htm" target="_blank">Soil microbes help fruit trees grow a lot more</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 156 - Killing Chemicals Cancel Chemotherapy Quality
<p>This episode: Gut bacteria seem to be important for different kinds of anti-cancer chemotherapy treatments!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm156.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131121154946.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6161/967.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131114122047.htm" target="_blank">Working off bacteria's own toxins could help develop new antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/18/244526773/gut-bacteria-might-guide-the-workings-of-our-minds" target="_blank">Gut bacteria may (perhaps) affect more of the body than just the gut</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/24/7669.short" target="_blank">Soil microbe discovered that could protect plants from insect pests</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/47/19012.short" target="_blank">Using bacterial immune system to modify fruit flies' genome</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131119230442.htm" target="_blank">Humans today seem to have viruses from Neandertals in our genomes</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 155 - Cells Save Superannuated Sequences
<p>This episode: Bacteria are able to incorporate DNA from the environment into their genomes, even if it's thousands of years old!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm155.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118155815.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/49/19860" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/46/18380.short" target="_blank">Printing bacteria in 3D could enhance their cooperative abilities</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://web.mit.edu/press/2013/better-batteries-through-biology.html" target="_blank">Viruses could be used to help shape nanowires in better batteries</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131113132202.htm" target="_blank">Butyrate-producing gut bacteria help regulate the gut immune system</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131113143604.htm" target="_blank">Rainforest bacteria break down the toughest parts of plants</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131114142215.htm" target="_blank">Lab bacteria seem to continue evolving higher fitness indefinitely</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 154 - Improving Integration in Inherited Illness
<p>This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm154.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131113080222.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124713005639" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131106131940.htm" target="_blank">Infants may be more susceptible to infection because their immune system is focusing on allowing good bacteria to grow in their gut</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131106162631.htm" target="_blank">Ascetic new microbe found in spacecraft clean rooms</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/wire-news/145274586/pathologist-wins-packard-foundation-fellowship-for-research-into.html" target="_blank">Scientist wins fellowship for work on trying to preserve good bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q4/purdue-researchers-apply-new-technique-to-manipulate-virus,-make-it-a-possible-cancer-treatment.html" target="_blank">Improving a virus's ability to target and destroy cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131112091005.htm" target="_blank">Soil fungus may reduce numbers of ticks</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 153 - Social Swarmers Synchronize Cell Systems
<p>This episode: Bacteria that swarm in the soil cooperate or compete based on one particular protein structure!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm153.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-11-molecular-recognition-mechanism-outer-membrane.html">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1003891" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/23/7334.short" target="_blank">Special bacteria could help make better-tasting rice vinegar</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24510-little-bugs-on-the-prairie-the-key-to-happy-grassland.html" target="_blank">Soil microbes may be essential for health of an ecosystem</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/23/7313.short" target="_blank">Fungi in compost actually degrade polyester somewhat</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://academy.asm.org/index.php/faq-series/5122-humanmicrobiome" target="_blank">Excellent FAQ about the human microbiome</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/23/7428.short" target="_blank">Bacteria in soil can inhibit diseases of wheat</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 152 - Scientists Subjugate Circadian Cycles
<p>This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm152.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131107122735.htm">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982213012517" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131024121808.htm" target="_blank">Possible association between some of your genes and your gut bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.mining.com/japan-tests-in-chile-bacteria-based-method-to-revive-depleted-copper-mines-94791/" target="_blank">Bacteria could help get more copper from mines</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/105/07/0902.pdf" target="_blank">Feeding soil microbes is important</a> (PDF)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131029133554.htm" target="_blank">Developing engineered biotech bacteria that can sense and respond better to toxic metabolites</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10445/20131024/scientists-uncover-frozen-tricks-behind-ice-seeding-bacteria.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria use energy-sucking proteins to form ice crystals that punch entry holes into plants</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 151 - Morels Make Microbial Meals
<p>This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm151.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (13.2 MB, 14.4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24486-first-fungal-farmers-found-harvesting-bacteria.html">News item</a>/<a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1773/20132242" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131016212558.htm" target="_blank">Phages could specifically kill C. difficile</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017144628.htm" target="_blank">Using evolution to make big changes in bacterial genomes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131021162657.htm" target="_blank">Comparing strains of herpes confirms out-of-Africa human history</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131023183246.htm" target="_blank">Types of bacteria in mouth could distinguish between ethnicities or even individuals</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00355/abstract" target="_blank">Microbiome transplant could be helpful for plants too</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 150 - Morels Make Mycelial Motorways
<p>This episode: Bacteria use fungal filaments like highways to swim through soil!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm150.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/22/6862.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/idso-ftp100313.php" target="_blank">Fecal transplants to treat infection could be given in pill form</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131007190822.htm" target="_blank">Deep-sea microbes feed crabs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131008102549.htm" target="_blank">Combining photosynthesis and microbial fuel cells</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/science/human-microbiome-may-be-seeded-before-birth.html" target="_blank">Your microbes could originate from the womb</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131015123834.htm" target="_blank">Virus combined with drug could treat cancer effectively</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 149 - Psychrobacter Survives Siberian Schisms
<p>This episode: Cold-loving bacteria can repair surprising amounts of DNA damage even sub-zero temperatures!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm149.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.1 MB, 9.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131010124827.htm">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/10/10/colder-than-ice-researchers-discover-how-microbes-survive-in-sub-freezing-conditions/">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/24/7662" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://news.discovery.com/tech/nanotechnology/hacking-bacteria-our-bidding-131001.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria can be made to do cool things</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131001105108.htm" target="_blank">Figuring out how fecal transplants help restore gut microbiome balance</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/10/beautiful-microscopic-art-is-also-world-changing-science/" target="_blank">Amazing and important microscopic images</a></li> <li><a href="http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-critical-tool-brain-derived-pond.html" target="_blank">Single-celled algae help researchers understand the brain</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131006142707.htm" target="_blank">Some bacteria help crops grow better in salty soil</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 148 - Engineered Escherichia Enzyme Enhances Environmentalism
<p>This episode: Engineered bacteria could help capture CO<sub>2</sub> and convert it into a solid form for storage!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm148.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.3 MB, 8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/21/6697.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930101841.htm" target="_blank">Even some adults could benefit from rural microbes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930152743.htm" target="_blank">-20ºC Antarctic microbes exchange genetic material relatively frequently</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930162415.htm" target="_blank">Revamping glycolysis for biofuels so less carbon is lost as CO<sub>2</sub></a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-10-microbes-contaminates-soil-groundwater.html" target="_blank">Engineered bacteria could help clean up water and soil</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/40/15925.short" target="_blank">Bacterial battery could recover energy from marine dead zones</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 147 - Clostridium Conquers Colleagues
<p>This episode: Non-pathogenic <i>Clostridium difficile</i> strains can protect hamsters against their disease-causing bacterial siblings!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm147.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7 MB, 7.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002185718.htm">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jason-tetro/fighting-against-c-diff-agents_b_4053923.html">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://aac.asm.org/content/57/11/5266.long" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924153953.htm" target="_blank">Forensics could observe state of bacterial activity to determine when someone died</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929363.100-dnagrabbing-bacteria-hint-at-early-phase-of-evolution.html" target="_blank">Microbes could be a partial living history of other forms of life</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130927092354.htm" target="_blank">Viruses enter and affect mammalian cells but don't cause harm</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130927183314.htm" target="_blank">Step toward helping more plants cooperate with nitrogen-fixing bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130929142737.htm" target="_blank">Engineering <i>E. coli</i> to produce straight-up gasoline</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 146 - Engineered Escherichia Eliminates Enemies
<p>This episode: Scientists engineered <i>E. coli</i> to seek and destroy pathogens!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm146.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (10 MB, 11 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;" a="" href="http://phys.org/news/2013-09-bacterium-pathogens.html">News item 1/<a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002125505.htm">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/sb400077j" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918181104.htm" target="_blank">Soil microbes are very important for plants</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-09-wild-weird-world-fluoride-channels.html" target="_blank">Bacteria tolerate fluoride by having really weird transporter proteins</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/synthetic-spider-silk/" target="_blank">Bacteria-produced silk could shield medicinal proteins until they're needed</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130923092943.htm" target="_blank">Researchers discover very small marine microbe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/39/15728.short" target="_blank">Pest insects team up with bacteria to avoid plant defenses</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 145 - Clostridium Converts Cortisol
<p>This episode: Gut bacteria may convert cortisol into important human hormones!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm145.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6 MB, 6.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-09-specialized-bacterial-cells-gut-steroid.html">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.jlr.org/content/54/9/2437.long" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130912092731.htm" target="_blank">Frozen microbes could possibly survive a fall from outer space to Earth</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-week-zombie-ant-fungus/" target="_blank">Infecting fungus creates zombie ants</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/oscillator/2013/09/14/some-uses-of-bacteria/" target="_blank">Importance of bacteria recognized even 120 years ago</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130916161733.htm" target="_blank">Using microbes to generate electricity by breaking down wastewater</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-09-scientists-multicellular-life.html" target="_blank">Newly discovered eukaryotic microbe helps show what doesn't make multicellular organisms unique</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 144 - Copper Chelator Calms Quicksilver
<p>This episode: Bacteria could reduce mercury's toxicity in their environment!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm144.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.5 MB, 7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/19/5918.short" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909172221.htm" target="_blank">Symbiotic bacteria help plant pests trick their host plants</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910104938.htm" target="_blank">Finding ancient organisms in Antarctic ice</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/37/15061.short" target="_blank">Immune system regulates skin microbe communities</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910140930.htm" target="_blank">Panda gut microbes could be pretty good for cellulose biofuel production</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-09-cold-curb-appetite.html" target="_blank">Cold doesn't seem to prevent microbes from eating polluting hydrocarbons</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 143 - Parasites Prevent Paired Pestilences
<p>This episode: Gut parasites may fight each other to infect!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm143.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130830092456.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1769/20131671" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/36/14592.short" target="_blank">Fungus-bacterium community does well producing biofuel from cellulose</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130904105351.htm" target="_blank">Improving microbes' ability to generate electricity</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905160515.htm" target="_blank">Cyanobacterium can produce 5 different biofuels</a></li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/19/5962.short" target="_blank">Sequencing-based community sampling may overestimate microbial diversity</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/19/6093.short" target="_blank">Bacteria could help harvest biofuel algae by clumping them together</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 142 - Diversity Determines Dimensions
<p>This episode: Higher gut bacterial diversity is correlated with lower obesity and related problems!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm142.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.1 MB, 6.6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828131932.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.medpagetoday.com/Endocrinology/Obesity/41265">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7464/full/nature12506.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829093032.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria may influence weight gain when quitting smoking</a></li> <li><a href="http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/159/Pt_9/1956.short" target="_blank">Probiotic can inhibit pathogen motility</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23855436" target="_blank">Microbes deep under sea floor divide every 10,000 years</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130902101658.htm" target="_blank">Searching sea microbes for promising new chemicals</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-09-insect-harbor-antibacterial-microbes-gut.html" target="_blank">Stick bug gut bacteria seem to make good antibacterial compounds</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 141 - Sulfuric Slurry Cells Store Cerium
<p>This episode: Bacteria in a volcanic mudpot require rare earth elements to grow!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm141.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.2 MB, 6.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905085640.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12249/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130824131606.htm" target="_blank">Scientists may develop a bacterial toxin that kills mosquitoes</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12336/abstract" target="_blank">Fungus-like bacteria could help reduce potato disease</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827204536.htm" target="_blank">Microbiology report makes suggestions for feeding the world</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-08-termite-digestive-tract-microorganisms-resource-fuel.html" target="_blank">Bacteria from termite gut could help produce biofuels</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/microbes-food-beer/" target="_blank">Microbes that are important for creating delicious fermented foods</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 140 - Transposon Tunes Timely Transcription
<p>This episode: "Selfish" jumping gene is actually helpful for its host plant's resistance to disease!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm140.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.56 MB, 6 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130815113723.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/37/E3535" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822122801.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes may make difference in autoimmunity between males and females</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12236/abstract" target="_blank">Helpful fungal symbiont prevents growth of toxin-producing fungi in potatoes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/18/5527.short" target="_blank">Modified soil bacteria could treat parasite infections</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822091026.htm" target="_blank">Mothers transfer good bacteria to babies through breastmilk</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-08-pollutant-eating-bacteria-rare.html" target="_blank">Pollution-degrading bacteria are more common than was known</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 139 - Tamed Trespassers Treat Tumors
<p>This episode: Inactivated virus particles may treat cancer or even vaccinate against it!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm139.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.8 MB, 6.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130813101929.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/bcj/journal/v3/n7/full/bcj201323a.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://news.discovery.com/tech/alternative-power-sources/bacteria-powered-light-bulb-is-electricity-free-130815.htm" target="_blank">Students try to make perpetual lightbulb out of glowing bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://deepseanews.com/2013/07/marine-nematodes-have-a-microbiome-too-and-its-way-cooler-than-yours/" target="_blank">Nematode carries around bacterial coat that it can use as a snack</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bacterial-predators-feast-superbugs" target="_blank">Predatory bacteria could be used to treat drug-resistant pathogens</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819162517.htm" target="_blank">Fungus and bacterium work together to make biofuels out of plant waste</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-08-lowest-temperature-life.html" target="_blank">Microbes may be able to survive down to -20C, but no lower</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 138 - Slime Sustains Sidekick Pseudomonas
<p>This episode: Slime mold cells carry bacteria with them, some for food and some for chemical warfare!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm138.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.4 MB, 7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729161759.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.futurity.org/amoeba-farms-bacteria-for-food-and-weapons/" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/36/14528" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130806111256.htm" target="_blank">Vaccines using <i>Salmonella</i> could now pass through the stomach, becoming more effective</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130807204843.htm" target="_blank">C-section might not be as good for infants' gut communities</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130808124046.htm" target="_blank">Useful RNA-based technique for modifying biotech cells' metabolism</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130809084127.htm" target="_blank">Protein allows gut cells to tolerate good bacteria and depend on them for protection from pathogens</a></li> <li><a href="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/08/environment/bacteria-water-filter" target="_blank">Bacteria may be better way to clean chemicals from water supply</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 137 - Germ's Jammer Jumpstarts Genes
<p>This episode: Pathogen's CRISPR-Cas system (for defense against viruses) can be modified to change gene expression in mammals!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm137.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 6.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130725152138.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmeth.2600.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23523507" target="_blank">New potential antibiotic discovered in marine bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/artscience/2013/08/colonies-of-growing-bacteria-make-psychedelic-art/" target="_blank">Some bacteria make pretty patterns</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130804144507.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria manipulate plants; same mechanism could help treat genetic diseases</a></li> <li><a href="http://dailyfusion.net/2013/07/new-microbe-strain-makes-diesel-fuel-from-greenhouse-gas-15540/" target="_blank">Microbes could convert CO<sub>2</sub> directly to biofuels</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/12/1/75" target="_blank">Color-changing Antarctic heat-loving bacteria transform gold ions into useful nanoparticles</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 136 - Swarmers Send Secret Signals
<p>This episode: Swarming predatory bacteria may be communicating through tubes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm136.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.3 MB, 6.9 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/07/bacteria-wolfpack-biofilm/" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12187/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-survive-as-former-algae-biofuel-maker-solazyme" target="_blank">Algae intended for biofuels turn out to be very good in desserts</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/17/223345977/auto-brewery-syndrome-apparently-you-can-make-beer-in-your-gut" target="_blank">Man found whose own gut seems to brew alcohol</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729083254.htm" target="_blank">Viruses useful for controlling crop pests</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.plos.org/everyone/2013/07/30/in-the-deep-bioluminescent-bacteria-bloom-bright/" target="_blank">Deep sea glowing of bacteria changes based on surface conditions</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125257.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial investment strategies could teach some things to human investors</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 135 - Prodigious Pandora Particles Perceived
<p>This episode: New giant virus discovered, with a genome larger than that of some eukaryotes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm135.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.virology.ws/2013/08/01/pandoravirus-bigger-and-unlike-anything-seen-before/" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-07-huge-viruses-pandora-french.html" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/science/changing-view-on-viruses-not-so-small-after-all.html" target="_blank">News item 3</a>/<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/20/virus-genome-fourth-domain-life_n_3624207.html" target="_blank">News item 4</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6143/281.full" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.psmag.com/science/the-cheaper-bacteria-derived-future-of-drugs-62861/" target="_blank">Using bacteria as factories to produce drugs, originally found in plants, cheaply</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-07-biologists-highly-complex-aquatic-cyanobacteria.html" target="_blank">Ocean bacteria can "see" by sensing the color of light and adjusting their behavior</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130726191528.htm" target="_blank">Though many gut viruses are stable, some change rapidly over time</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130725125024.htm" target="_blank">Reducing need for fertilizer by creating artificial plant-bacteria symbioses</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12311/abstract" target="_blank">Fungal symbionts help plants tolerate heat and drought</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 134 - Duodenum Dweller Degrades Digoxin
<p>This episode: Bacteria in the gut can affect dosaging of medications!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm134.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/351752/description/Gut_microbes_get__first_dibs_on_heart_meds" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130725161357.htm" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6143/295.full">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 133 - Microbe Manacles Metal, Muzzles Microbe
<p>This episode: A strain of <i>E. coli</i> helps reduce severity of <i>Salmonella</i> infection by competing with it for iron in the gut!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm133.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.6 MB, 8.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130717164727.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1931312813002230" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 132 - Microbes Modify Mitochrondrial Material
<p>This episode: Some bacterial DNA sequence seems to integrate into human cells, especially in cancerous tissue!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm132.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (11.3 MB, 12.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130620192043.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1003107" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168952511000163" target="_blank">Review of animal-bacterial lateral gene transfer</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130708151005.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria are important for health of corals</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-07-bacteria-salar-de-uyuni-bolivia.html" target="_blank">Desert bacterium makes more and better bioplastic</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6968.12217/abstract" target="_blank">Fungi that can survive at negative temperatures, and how</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130718101236.htm" target="_blank">Crop rotation helps maintain diversity of soil community</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130718142417.htm" target="_blank">Gut microbes can contribute to speciation, in insects</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 131 - Stacking Sucker Symbionts
<p>This episode: Some insects have bacterial symbionts with super-small genomes inside their cells, and some of these symbionts have their own internal bacterial symbionts!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm131.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.7 MB, 7.3 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-06-bugs-insights-relationships-animals-bacteria.html" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130620142954.htm" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-bugs-bacteria-20130621,0,1994908.story" target="_blank">News item 3</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867413006466" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/bioluminescent-art-beautiful-bacteria-glow-in-the-dark" target="_blank">Making art with plates of glowing bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130620191955.htm" target="_blank">Predatory bacteria seem to be helpful for treating eye infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/21/bacteria-bubble-earth_n_3477307.html" target="_blank">Bacteria floating all around the earth, could help with climate</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/26/E2381.short" target="_blank">Making bioplastic polymers is important even in bacterium-insect symbioses</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130625121331.htm" target="_blank">New strains of bacteria could make better biofuels</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 130 - Bacteriophages Bind Boogers
<p>This episode: Phages hang out in mucus to ambush bacteria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm130.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.4 MB, 7 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/05/friendly-viruses-protect-us-against-bacteria" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2013/06/03/a-virus-shield-that-protects-us-from-our-own-bacteria/" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/26/10771" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130523143741.htm" target="_blank">Green algae eat bacteria, suggesting route for origin of eukaryotes</a></li> <li><a href="http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/05/28/estrogen-eating-bacteria-safer-water/" target="_blank">Bacteria could help clean up estrogen contaminants in drinking water</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/may/31/how-poop-eating-bacteria-could-clean-la-jolla-cove/" target="_blank">Bacteria help clean up poop-filled cave</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jason-tetro/living-on-mars_b_3409212.html" target="_blank">Microbes could help with making Mars habitable</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130612144831.htm" target="_blank">Virus gene therapy helps the blind see</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 129 - Lentivirus Limits Leukodystrophy
<p>This episode: Virus acts as vector to cure deadly genetic disorder!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm129.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.4 MB, 5.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/07/10/science.1233158" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/07/10/science.1233151" target="_blank">Lentiviral Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy in Patients with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-05-bacterial-filter-antibiotic-residue-groundwater.html" target="_blank">Bacterial proteins filter and recycle antibiotics in streams</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130522131122.htm" target="_blank">Survey of fungi living on our skin</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-05-boy-homes-dogs-bacteria.html" target="_blank">Dogs have a big effect on bacteria found in the home</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130523113802.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria found that break the coldest-living-organism record</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 128 - Algae Aggregate Ammonium Altruistically
<p>This episode: Algal symbionts store nutrients for corals!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm128.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (3.9 MB, 4 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130514085404.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/2013/05/algae-capture-store-and-release-nitrogen-to-feed-reef-building-coral.html" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/4/3/e00052-13" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130515113744.htm" target="_blank">Certain gut bacteria could help reduce obesity, in mice at least</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html" target="_blank">Michael Pollan: "Some of My Best Friends Are Germs"</a> <a href="http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/behind-the-cover-story-michael-pollan-on-why-bacteria-arent-the-enemy/" target="_blank">Interview with Pollan</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23562-hunting-pack-of-bacteria-paints-a-tangled-skein.html" target="_blank">Bacterial travel paths make pretty good art</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130519191102.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria can use hydrogen gas to produce electricity, a real microbial fuel cell</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130520154245.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria could protect against pathogenic <i>E. coli</i></a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 127 - Plant Partners Prompt Pest Preparation
<p>This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm127.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.4 MB, 8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/scienceshot-fungi-provide-an-ear.html" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12115/abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130507103144.htm" target="_blank">Parents sucking on infants' pacifiers may help provide good bacteria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130508123022.htm" target="_blank">Using ancient bacterial samples to create record of local supernovas</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130508123024.htm" target="_blank">Phages could help prevent medical implant contamination</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130509091213.htm" target="_blank">Bacteria that colonize infants' gut can influence their growth</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130509142106.htm" target="_blank">Using bacteria in mosquitoes to stop malaria</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 126 - Tamed Trespasser Tramples Tumors
<p>This episode: A harmless pathogen strain combined with radioactivity can fight pancreatic cancer!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm126.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.3 MB, 5.8 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130422154753.htm" target="_blank">News item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/04/radioactive-microbes/" target="_blank">News item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/news/radioactive-bacteria-attack-cancer-1.12841" target="_blank">News item 3</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/04/17/1211287110" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a><br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40PgA0GaAwY" target="_blank">Video of<i> Listeria</i> swimming around inside cells</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/4/3/e00144-13.short" target="_blank">Finding new electricity-generating species of bacteria</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22336300" target="_blank">Trials starting to heal people's hearts using modified virus</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130501154411.htm" target="_blank">Soil bacteria could form barrier to prevent rice from taking up arsenic</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130504/AIK0101/130509791/mystery-bacteria-found-at-srs" target="_blank">Strange cobwebby bacteria are growing in spent nuclear fuel cooling tanks</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/lofted-hurricanes-bacteria-live-high-life" target="_blank">Bacteria are living high up in hurricanes</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 125 - Phototroph Fusion Fights Fevers
<p>This episode: Green algae could help create new cheaper, more stable vaccines for developing countries!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm125.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (4.5 MB, 5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130419132607.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/early/2013/04/08/AEM.00714-13" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/opinion/lets-add-a-little-dirt-to-our-diet.html" target="_blank">Some dirt in the diet could be very healthy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423110817.htm" target="_blank">Gut bacteria seem to kill Salmonella directly</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-04-squid-hints-bacteria-role-internal.html" target="_blank">Bacteria may influence biological clocks, at least in squid</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425132804.htm" target="_blank">Protein in mountain bacteria similar enough to brain protein to allow comparison</a></li> <li><a href="http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/159/Pt_5/902.short" target="_blank">Soil bacterium could reduce contamination of crops with deadly fungal toxin</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 4
<p>Here's my summary of the fourth and final day of ASM2013, with a special surprise guest appearance at the end!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/FspecialASM2013-May21.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5.5 MB, 6 minutes)<br /><br /></p> <p>Session 1: Synthetic Genomics to Create a Minimal Bacterial Cell and Some Other Neat Stuff<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.jcvi.org/cms/about/bios/jglass/article/essential-genes-of-a-minimal-bacterium/?..">John I. Glass</a><br /> He talked about the cell with the synthetic genome (<a href="http://bacteriofiles.blogspot.com/2010/05/bacteriofiles-episode-13.html">full episode 13</a>), and about how important it is to determine what is the minimal amount of genome a cell needs to grow--knowing that, you can start there and build almost anything you want.<br /> He also talked about a new method of producing new flu strains for vaccine production using synthetic nucleic acids, which could greatly shorten the time it takes to get a new vaccine going to counter a pandemic.</p> <p>Session 2: <i>C. difficile</i> vs. the Microbiota: The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.mcbridelab.com/drupal/People/Current/SMMcBride">Shonna McBride</a><br /> When a probiotic (<i>Lactococcus lactis</i>) was grown with <i>C. difficile</i>, the latter was killed.<br /> <br /> Session 3: An Intriguing Bacterial Symbiont in the Nucleus of Amoebae<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.microbial-ecology.net/schulz.asp">Frederik Schulz</a><br />Interactions between amoebae and bacteria are interesting and also relevant to our health, considering the similarities between amoebae and cells of our immune system. This interaction is particularly interesting: bacteria living inside the nucleus.</p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 3
<p>Here's my summary of the third day of ASM2013, wherein I met with neat people and ideas.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/FspecialASM2013-May20.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (4.3 MB, 4.6 minutes)<br /><br /></p> <p>Session 1: Microbe-Microbe Interactions - Cell Contact-Dependent Outer Membrane Exchange in Myxobacteria<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/molecbio/faculty-and-staff/daniel-wall.html">Dan Wall</a><br /> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxobacteria">Myxobacteria</a> are super cool, a fascinating example of complex cooperative behavior in relatively simple single-celled organisms. They swarm around eating other bacteria until they get low on food, at which point they gather together to form reproductive structures called fruiting bodies to spread to new environments.<br /> As part of the mechanism they use to coordinate their activity and distinguish between friends and foes, they seem to exchange components of their outer membrane, but only with closely-related strains.<br /> <br /> Poster: 1485 - Understanding the Syntrophic Metabolism of a Bacterial Co-culture for Hydrogen Production<br /> (Combination of <i>Clostridium cellulolyticum</i> and <i>Rhodopseudomonas palustris</i> to convert cellulosic plant material into hydrogen)<br /> Y. Jiao, A. Navid, B. Stewart, J. McKinlay, M. Thelen, J. Pett-Ridge<br /> <br /> Poster: 1702 - Non-Photosynthetic, Deep-Branching Cyanobacteria of the Human Gut and Subsurface Permit Inference of the Cyanobacterial Ancestor<br /> S.C. Di Rienzi, I. Sharon, K.C. Wrighton, O. Koren, L.A. Hug, B.C. Thomas, J.K. Goodrich, J.T. Bell, T.D. Spector, J.F. Banfield, R.E. Ley</p> <div><a href="podcasts/this-week-in-microbiology/archives/1402-twim-56-live-at-asm-in-denver">This Week in Microbiology 56: Live at ASM in Denver</a></div> <div>They started out talking about scientific misconduct with Ferric Fang, then with Andrew Camilli about the virus with a CRISPR system (listen at about 1 hour 2 min in to hear my question!), and also with Suzanne Fleiszig and Michelle Swanson about a gruesome-sounding eye infection and defenses against intracellular bacteria. You should give it a listen (or watch)!</div> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 2
<p>Here's my summary of the second day of ASM2013, an exciting day full of science.</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/FspecialASM2013-May19.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (7.36 MB, 8 minutes)<br /><br /></p> <p>Session 1: Pumping at the Microbial Well<br /> Section 1: Advanced Plant to Advanced Fuel<br /> Presented by <a href="http://cheme.berkeley.edu/faculty/keasling/" target="_blank">Jay D. Keasling</a>,<br /> In order to produce long-chain carbon compounds for diesel and jet fuels, it is possible to engineer bacteria like <i>E. coli</i> to produce them the way they produce long fatty acids for their membranes, but in a better form for extraction. Also, plants produce many terpene compounds for defense, such as bisabolene, that can also be good for fuel, and bacteria can be engineered to produce these too, but it can be tricky due to these compounds' toxicity.<br /> Paper on good efflux pumps for biofuel production: Dunlop et al, 2011, Mol. Sys. Biol. 7:487 doi: <a href="http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v7/n1/full/msb201121.html">10.1038/msb.2011.21</a><br /> <br /> Section 2: Is There a Path to Cellulosic Biofuels?<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.bact.wisc.edu/faculty.php?init=TWJ">Thomas W. Jeffries</a><br /> His main point was that the use of fossil fuels should be a transitional state between the pre-industrial era and a sustainable system of renewable energy. Fossil fuels should be an investment in the future, not something we should build our whole infrastructure around. They are going to run out someday, after all.<br /> <br /> Poster: 280 - Comparisons of CRISPR Content Between Saliva and Skin: Viral Exposures May Not Be Body Site Specific<br /> R. Robles-Sikisaka, M. Naidu, M. Ly, J. Saizman, S.R. Abeles, T. Boehm, D.T. Pride<br /> <br /> Session 2: Uncovering the Function of Unknown Proteins<br /> Section 1: Evolution and the Proteome: Insights into Protein Function from Deeply Conserved Gene Modules<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.cm.utexas.edu/edward_marcotte">Edward Marcotte</a><br /> How should one go about figuring out the function of unknown proteins? Possibly by comparing homologs in other, even distantly related organisms. Even homologous genes in yeast and humans can have similar functions. And of the ~500 essential proteins in yeast that have human homologues, 60% of them can be replaced with the human version and the yeast will still be viable.<br /> <br /> Section 2: Small Proteins Can No Longer Be Ignored<br /> Presented by <a href="http://irp.nih.gov/pi/gisela-storz">Gisela Storz</a><br />Her group has discovered some bacterial proteins smaller than 50 amino acids long, that seem to be related to metal metabolism.</p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 1
<p>I went to the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, in Denver, Colorado, and I wanted to share some of the fascinating science that I experienced. So here's my summary of the first day!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/FspecialASM2013-May18.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (6.45 MB, 7 minutes)<br /><br /></p> <p>Section 1: I missed it because Denver is confusing and it took me so long to find parking. Apparently it was interesting, though, discussing how a certain bacterium, <i>Caulobacter crescentus</i>, divides into two daughter cells, one that holds onto a surface and the other that swims away.<br /> <br /> Section 2: The Killers, the Cures, and the Limits of Life: Frontiers of Science in the Unseen World<br /> Presented by <a href="http://nathanwolfe.net/" target="_blank">Nathan D. Wolfe</a><br /> I missed some of this section, but what I heard was interesting, about how endogenous retroviruses may have made mammalian development possible, and how significant portions of the microbial world may still be unknown.<br /> <br /> Section 3: Engineering by Evolution<br /> Presented by <a href="http://www.che.caltech.edu/faculty/arnold_f/" target="_blank">Frances Arnold</a><br /> This was quite interesting. As an engineer, Dr. Arnold is interested in making cells and their enzymes do stuff, so she works on improving their abilities. There is tremendous diversity of amino acid sequences (i.e. proteins) in nature, but it represents only a small amount of the possible combinations of amino acids. Most such combinations are useless as enzymes, but a few are even more effective than anything (yet found) in nature. Dr. Arnold discussed how to find these combinations.<br /> Here is the paper published about the heat-stable cellulases that I discussed: Wu and Arnold, 2013, Biotechnol. Bioeng. 110:1874 doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.24864" target="_blank">10.1002/bit.24864</a>.</p> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 124 - Chlamydomonas Constructs Coming Coal
<p>This episode: Green algae's hydrogen production is analyzed and improved!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm124.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (3.8 MB, 4.1 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130415182430.htm" target="_blank">News item</a>/<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/04/10/1220645110" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130411105822.htm" target="_blank">Scientists take protein from flesh-eating bacteria and make useful adhesive</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130411194641.htm" target="_blank">Fungus from horse gut could be good for breaking down plant material for biofuels</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130417092140.htm" target="_blank">Dogs are an important influence on our microbiota</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nature.com/news/supernova-left-its-mark-in-ancient-bacteria-1.12797" target="_blank">Bacterial fossils could contain evidence of an ancient supernova</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130422154911.htm" target="_blank"><i>E. coli</i> modified to produce imitation petroleum</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 123 - Proteobacteria Protonate Poison
<p>This episode: Soil microbe has a good enzyme for degrading cyanide pollution!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm123.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (4.2 MB, 4.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.jmb.or.kr/journal/viewJournal.html?year=2013&vol=23&num=4&page=572" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2013/03/19/modified-cold-sore-virus-shrinks-melanoma-tumors-amgen-says/" target="_blank">Company developing virus to treat cancer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130328142139.htm" target="_blank">Prions help fungi regulate their multicellularity</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/bacteriophages-offer-a-way-to-fight-resistant-bacteria-but-their-use-still-awaits-approval-in-the-us-681658/" target="_blank">History and status of phage therapy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130403092702.htm" target="_blank">Protists from termite gut named after elder gods</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408152951.htm" target="_blank">Screening many chemicals, scientists found some that increase algal oil production</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 122 - Coliforms Consume Caffeine Compulsively
<p>This episode: Scientists engineer <i>E. coli </i>to be addicted to caffeine!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm122.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (4.3 MB, 4.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327133523.htm" target="_blank">News Item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/5929/20130401/e-coli-bacteria-addicted-caffeine-keep-away-coffee.htm" target="_blank">News Item 2</a>/<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/abs/10.1021/sb4000146" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130311173913.htm" target="_blank">Figuring out how microbes survive in salty freezing lakes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130312092644.htm" target="_blank">Bacterial wires conduct electricity because of certain amino acids</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130313112211.htm" target="_blank">Making cyanobacteria produce butanol biofuel</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130313111705.htm" target="_blank">Byproduct of algal biofuel production could be made into biodegradable plastic</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21799534" target="_blank">Phage therapy looking more promising</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 121 - Horizontal Hacks Help Harsh Habitation
<p>This episode: Alga adapts to hot, toxic environments by copying prokaryote genes!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm121.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (3.4 MB, 3.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130307190643.htm" target="_blank">News Item 1</a>/<a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-03-home-toxic.html" target="_blank">News Item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6124/1207.abstract" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/02/pimples-and-bacteria/" target="_blank">Same species of bacteria that causes acne might also protect against it</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=sourdough-bacteria-pump-out-mold-ki-13-02-27" target="_blank">Bacteria in sourdough bread inhibit mold growth</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2013/03/using-microbes-to-generate-electricity/" target="_blank">Navy develops device to treat wastewater and produce electricity simultaneously</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130307190524.htm" target="_blank">Marine bacteria could make useful new antibiotics</a></li> <li><a href="http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/030413_ants.cfm" target="_blank">Fungi seem to protect plant foliage from leaf-cutter ants</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 120 - Particles Pirate Prokaryote Protection
<p>This episode: A virus has borrowed a bacterium's defenses to infect better!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm120.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (5 MB, 5.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227134334.htm" target="_blank">News Item 1</a>/<a href="http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-03/bacteria-virus-arms-race-just-got-tiny-bit-hotter" target="_blank">News Item 2</a>/<a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v494/n7438/full/nature11927.html" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/2013/02/quorum-sensing-fends-off-phages.html" target="_blank">Signals from neighbors tell bacteria to induce phage resistance</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/02/artificial-wetland-uses-bacteria-to-clean-pharmaceuticals-from-sewage/" target="_blank">Man-made wetland filled with bacteria could clean waste pharmaceuticals from water</a></li> <li><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-02-previously-unknown-world-life-common.html" target="_blank">Bacteria seem to have specific relationships with apple tree flowers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227121908.htm" target="_blank">Reintroducing healthy gut community clears out drug-resistant pathogens in mice</a></li> <li><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12158/abstract" target="_blank">Weaving bacteriophages into packaging to help food safety</a> (paper)</li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 119 - Bacteria Bypass Blood-Brain Barrier?
<p>This episode: Our brain might be home to helpful bacteria!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm119.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (3.5 MB, 3.75 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/17/scientists-find-bacteria-where-it-isn-t-supposed-to-be-the-brain.html" target="_blank">News Item</a>/<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0054673" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.plos.org/everyone/2013/02/04/antarctic-bacteria-float-through-winter/" target="_blank">Antarctic bacteria cling to ice crystals</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130217134321.htm" target="_blank">Viruses could actually be helpful for plants</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130214194138.htm" target="_blank">Probiotic bacteria seemed to help male mice's bone density</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130218173302.htm" target="_blank">Marine microbe's enzyme could break down sinusitis biofilms</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219121347.htm" target="_blank">Yeast engineered to produce butanol in its mitochondria</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bacteriofiles/id352470437">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/BacterioFiles/349532233141">Facebook</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 118 - Fungi Found in Seafloor Sediments
<p>This episode: Fungi are found living deep under the sea!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm118.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (3.15 MB, 3.5 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://phys.org/news/2013-02-fungi-beneath-seafloor-widespread.html" target="_blank">News Item</a>/<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056335" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/2013/01/10/fake-feces-to-treat-deadly-disease-scientists-find-they-can-just-make-sht-up/" target="_blank">Scientists test artificial feces transplants to treat <i>C. difficile</i> infections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130117133003.htm" target="_blank">Exposure to bacteria from adult male mice seems to protect young female mice against type 1 diabetes</a></li> <li><a href="http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/2013/01/tricking-iron-oxidizers-into-growing-on-an-electrode.html" target="_blank">Bacteria that take electrons from iron can take them directly from electricity too and fix carbon dioxide</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130129130949.htm" target="_blank">Sea creatures often team up with bacteria that produce potential new drugs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130201090820.htm" target="_blank">Engineered herpes virus could inhibit metastasis of certain cancers</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="itpc://feeds.feedburner.com/Bacteriofiles">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="http://www.sciencepodcasters.org/imported-20101024203010/category/bacteriofiles">SciencePodcasters.org</a></p>
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 117 - Helicobacter Helps or Hurts Health?
<p>This episode: <i>Helicobacter pylori</i> seems not to be more harmful than helpful!</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bacteriofiles/BFm117.mp3">Download Episode</a></span> (3.9 MB, 4.25 minutes)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Show notes:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia,serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130109080825.htm" target="_blank">News Item</a>/<a href="http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2013/01/15/gutjnl-2012-303018" target="_blank">Journal Paper</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Other interesting stories:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aem.asm.org/content/79/1/2.short" target="_blank">Our guts and plants' roots may be similar in some ways in terms of microbes</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/permafrost-microbes-survive-conditions-similar-to-those-on-mars/" target="_blank">Bacteria found that maybe could grow in Martian poles</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130104083103.htm" target="_blank">Mother's milk may be important source of microbes for infant</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/110/2/559.short" target="_blank">Microbes in clouds affect their chemical composition</a> (paper)</li> <li><a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/01/high-atmosphere-microbes/" target="_blank">Scientists take samples of microbes in hurricanes</a></li> </ul> <p>Post questions or comments here or email to <a href="mailto:bacteriofiles@gmail.com">bacteriofiles at gmail dot com</a>. Thanks for listening!</p> <p>Subscribe at <a href="itpc://feeds.feedburner.com/Bacteriofiles">iTunes</a>, check out the show at <a href="http://twitter.com/BacterioFiles">Twitter</a> or <a href="http://www.sciencepodcasters.org/imported-20101024203010/category/bacteriofiles">SciencePodcasters.org</a></p>
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