This Week in Microbiology

This Week in Microbiology


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.

TWiM presents two unusual microorganisms, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, heard by Elio in an episode of Doc Martin, and Roseomonas mucosa, which is being used to treat atopic dermatitis.

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Links for this episode:

– Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
– Treating atopic dermatitis with R. mucosa (Sci Trans Med)
– Overview of sphingolipid metabolism (Adv Exp Med Biol)
– Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections (MTM 118)
– Image credit

Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.

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