Microbe Talk: Micronews February

Posted on February 28, 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 well as discussing microbiology news stories, which include protecting coral reefs from climate change, new antibiotics and radiation-eating fungi; this month Laura and Matt give an update on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

MicroNews February

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

Scientists find huge bacteriophage

Invasive ants found to contain seasonal virusesread the research in the Journal of General Virology

Fungi that ‘eats’ radiation

Researchers decode how malaria parasite reproduces

New group of antibiotics that fight bacteria in a unique way

How do algal communities within corals help them tolerate stress?

Coronavirus outbreak: Expert comment from our members