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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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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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