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

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This episode: Mouse gut microbes, from mice or from human donors, can protect mice against arsenic toxicity! Download Episode (6.3 MB, 6.9 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Streptomyces griseus News item Takeaways Our gut microbes benefit us in many ways, including nutritionally—by producing vitamins and helping to digest food—and by helping us in defense against pathogens and other…
This episode: Beneficial fungi found inside wild grain plants help wheat plants grow better with less water! Download Episode (7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Beijerinckia indica Takeaways As we have microbial communities in our guts, on our skin, and in various other places in and on our bodies, plants also have beneficial microbial symbionts around their roots, on th…
This episode: Bacteria that help nematodes prey on insects also help keep fungi from stealing their kills! Download Episode (7.4 MB, 8.1 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Artogeia rapae granulovirus Takeaways Soil is an incredibly complex ecosystem, with many different interactions constantly happening between plants, insects, bacteria, fungi, and other organisms, not to mention a la…

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aeriessia097 reviewed this podcast on Apr 15th, 2018
"I love this podcast! Just bite size episodes of microbes and all that. Very informational 😊"

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Dec 1st, 2014
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Feb 18th, 2019
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