MicroNews January

Posted on January 29, 2021   by Microbiology Society

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbes and microbiology have been in the news over the last month. Listen to Matt and Laura discussing the microbes beetles use to hide their food, sea star wasting disease and the inherited microbiome of plants.

MicroNews January


We know almost nothing about giant viruses

Some bacteria are suffocating sea stars, turning the animals to goo

Beetle parents manipulate information broadcast from bacteria in a rotting corpse

Brazilian ant farm yields new antifungal compound

Seeds transfer their microbes to the next generation

A Sustainable Future policy reports