Microbe Talk: MicroNews April

Posted on April 30, 2020   by Microbiology Society

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss microbiology in the news over the last month. As COVID-19 is taking over the news elsewhere, we decided to focus on other stories from the microbial world, including developing a vaccine for malaria, breakthroughs in protist genomics and using bacteria to help plants grow in salty soil. 

MicroNews April

Links to the news stories discussed during this episode can be found below: 

Research reveals a new malaria vaccine candidate

Recently-discovered bacteria could be used as a biopesticide

Scientists use bacteria to help plants grow in salty soil

Devloping genetic tools to understand protist DNA

The effect of urbanisation on infectious disease outbreaks

How do Streptomyces attract insects?