Best Microbes podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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This podcast explores the world of microbes. One microbe a week goes underneath our gaze as we cover topics such as morphology, physiology, biochemistry and why these little guys are so important!
 
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With the Earth's population continuing to increase there is an increasing demand for food. But how can food production become more efficient? One answer to that question is transgenic crops. Transgenic crops are crops that contain DNA from two different organisms. Usually the genome of the target organism is supplemented with a gene or multiple ...…
 
"Who was Henrietta Lacks?" and "Where do HeLa cells come from?" These are a few of the questions answered in this podcast, which explores the origins of the very first immortal cell line. The HeLa cells originate from the an epidermoid carcinoma from the cervix from Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot helps us explore the everything HeLa, as these ...…
 
This podcast revisits the taxonomic system of life and asks the question: "is the word Prokaryote out of date?" In this world of science literature it is ever important that we are all on the same page. Join as we clarify a topic that many amateur and professional scientists struggle with. We also introduce our next podcast topic... the HeLa ce ...…
 
This episode delves inside the world of SAR11. The most abundant microbe in the Oceans, and in fact on the Planet! Only discovered in 1990 by Stephen Giovannoni et. al., this microbe has already had its genome sequenced. SAR11 plays an important role as not just the garbage cleaner and elemental recycler of the oceans, but is also involved in t ...…
 
This is the first official podcast from thescientist, in the series; "Microbes, the little guys". In this episode we discuss the structure and information to expect from this podcast and also the taxonomic classification of life. The classification systems mentioned include the dichotomous Plant / Animal Linneas system, the 5 kingdom system by ...…
 
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