TWiV 154: Symbiotic safecrackers

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich are very enthusiastic about two studies that show how gut bacteria help viral invaders. [powerpress url=”″] Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 154 (46 MB .mp3, 77 minutes). Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune Marketplace, …

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TWiM #18: Escherichia coli K-12, an emerging pathogen?

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Stanley Maloy and Elio Schaechter. On episode #18 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael, Elio, and Stanley explain how to make the human intestinal commensal and benign laboratory bacterium Escherichia coli K-12 into an invasive organism, and the unearthing of century-old spores in New York City. [powerpress url=”″] Click the arrow …

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