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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.

This Week in Microbiology American Society for Microbiology

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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.

    214: Masterful subversion

    214: Masterful subversion

    Vincent, Elio and Michael reveal the ASM COVID-19 summit, and how Salmonella injects a protein into the cell to drive suppression of the immune response.

    • 58 min
    213: Fugitive emissions

    213: Fugitive emissions

    Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the stability of human coronaviruses on surfaces and in aerosols, and peptidoglycan production by a mosaic consisting of a bacterium within a bacterium within an insect.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    212: A coronavirus outbreak and IRF4 deficiency in Whipple’s disease

    212: A coronavirus outbreak and IRF4 deficiency in Whipple’s disease

    The TWiM team reviews the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, and the finding that an IRF4 deficiency underlies Whipple’s disease. 

    • 55 min
    211: Bacteria, colon cancer and fire blight

    211: Bacteria, colon cancer and fire blight

    The Fellowship of the TWiM reveal that colorectal cancer-associated microbiota are associated with higher numbers of methylated genes in colonic mucosa, and identification of metabolites needed by the fire blight disease bacterium for virulence in apples.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    210: The Waze of microbes

    210: The Waze of microbes

    The Microbial Comrades present the oldest osteosynthesis in history, and how a small molecule produced by stressed bacteria is a warning signal that repels healthy populations to promote their survival.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    209: Resuscitating persisters and flagellotrophic phage

    209: Resuscitating persisters and flagellotrophic phage

    The TWiM team reveals how ribosome modification resuscitates bacterial persister cells, and explain how a phage tail fiber protein exploits rotation of flagella to move towards the

    • 58 min

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Great lessons

I learn so much from TWIM. Microbiomes are made practically huge, to my scope of conceptual perception. I’m glad y’all enlarge my view on science

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Informative

Interesting and informative.

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Always worth the listen

Educational and they are clearly having a good time. Gets me more info out of these articles than I ever could on my own

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