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This episode: Spherical cyanobacterium Synechocystis acts like a tiny eyeball in sensing light, allowing cells to move closer to light sources!
Synechocystis cells under electron microscope This episode: Spherical cyanobacterium Synechocystis acts like a tiny eyeball in sensing light, allowing cells to move closer to light sources! Download Episode (9.7 MB, 10.6 min...
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This episode: Adding exotic elements to convert spore-forming bacteria into light-capturing cyborgs that convert carbon dioxide into useful chemicals!
Cells of Moorella thermoacetica forming spores in culture This episode: Adding exotic elements to convert spore-forming bacteria into light-capturing cyborgs that convert carbon dioxide into useful chemicals! Download Episod...
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This episode: Proteins from gut bacteria seems to affect hunger and satiety in their (rodent) hosts!
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This episode: Clostridium bacteria that infect potatoes can both kill competitors and tolerate oxygen, thanks to the pink compounds they produce!
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This episode: Bacteria in hydrothermal vents that feed their host tubeworms evacuate when their hosts perish!
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This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons!
This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons! Download Episode (11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes) Show notes: Journal Paper: Chen C, Przedpelski A, Tepp WH, Pellett S, Johnson EA, Barbie...
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This episode: Cyanobacteria in biocrusts produce pigments that heat their surroundings up to 10 degrees hotter!
Microcoleus chthonoplastes cyanobacteria This episode: Cyanobacteria in biocrusts produce pigments that heat their surroundings up to 10 degrees hotter! Download Episode (7 MB, 7.6 minutes) Show notes: News item Journal Pap...
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Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus attacking prey bacterium This episode: Predatory bacteria have a particular protein that protects them from their own prey-damaging enzymes! Download Episode (7.3 MB, 7.9 minutes) Show notes: News ...
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This episode: Microscopic parasites of fish and worms actually came from jellyfish-like animals, after losing most of their genome!
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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).
© IRBI-CNRS, Corentin Drezen 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 bu...
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This episode: I converse with Dr. Michael Smout about a liver fluke parasite could help heal chronic wounds faster!
This episode: I converse with Dr. Michael Smout about a liver fluke parasite could help heal chronic wounds faster! Download Episode (13.4 MB, 14.6 minutes) Show notes: News item Journal Paper: Smout MJ, Sotillo J, Laha T, P...
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This episode: Bacteria have repeatedly captured and used the tails of phages to fight each other!
Bacteria-killing tail fibers Hockett et al. 2015 This episode: Bacteria have repeatedly captured and used the tails of phages to fight each other! Download Episode (9 MB, 9.8 minutes) Show notes: Journal Paper: Hockett KL, R...
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