Microbial Minutes: The Phage and Fungus Edition
What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a weekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!
Hsu B.B. et al. Dynamic Modulation of the Gut Microbiota and Metabolome by Bacteriophages in a Mouse Model. Cell Host & Microbe. June 4 2019.
Lovett B. et al. Transgenic Metarhizuium rapidly kills mosquitoes in a malaria-endemic region of Burkina Faso. Science. May 31 2019.
- NPR: Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus to Kill Mosquitoes that Spread Malaria.
- Cornell Alliance for Science: Transgenic Fungus Shows Huge Promise for Malaria Control in West Africa.
- Scientific American: Genetically Altered Fungus Designed to Attack Malaria in Mosquitoes.
- MTM podcast episode: Insect-Pathogenic Fungi as Fertilizers and Mosquito Control with Raymond St. Leger.