Episode Summary

TWiM explains how photoferrotrophic bacteria initiated plate tectonics over 2500 million years ago, and how two bacteria work together to cause childhood tooth decay.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson, Petra Levin,

Guest: Mark O. Martin

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email.

Become a patron of TWiM.

Links for this episode

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or recorded audio) to twim@microbe.tv
Colorful Polished Banded Iron Formation (BIF) Rock