The podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.
Vincent and Michael discuss the highly diverse microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians, and how the composition of human urine plays a role in the battle for iron.
Press play above or right click TWiM#107 to download (44 MB .mp3, 91 minutes).
Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunes, Stitcher, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app.
Links for this episode
- Microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians (Sci Adv)
- Urinary composition controls siderocalin activity (J Biol Chem)
- Urine acidity and UTI susceptibility (Infect Cont Today)
- Image (from pdb file 3cmp) shows siderocalin (magenta) complexed with iron (orange) and enterobactin (sticks)
- Letters read on TWiM 107
Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.