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BacterioFiles 323 - Clostridium Capturing Carbon with Walter Sandoval

BacterioFiles 323 - Clostridium Capturing Carbon with Walter Sandoval

This episode: I talk with Dr. Walter Sandoval-Espinola, a researcher from Paraguay, now a postdoc at Harvard, about his discovery that biofuel-producing bacteria Clostridium beijerinckii can also transform CO2 and carbon monoxide into biofuels! Download Episode (37 MB, 40.4 minutes) Show notes: News item en español Find Walter on Twitter or LinkedIn Journal Paper: Sandoval-Espinola WJ, Chinn MS, Thon MR, Bruno-Bárcena JM. 2017. Evidence of mixotrophic carbon-capture by n-butanol-producer Clostridium beijerinckii. Sci Rep 7:12759. Other interesting stories: Even microbes can help mix up lake water Using drones to sample whale microbiome Prebiotics could affect gut even without microbe involvement (paper) Bacteria do better in changing environments when they cooperate Newly discovered bacterial defense against phages (paper)   Email questions or comments to bacteriofiles at gmail dot com. Thanks for listening! Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Google Play. Support the show at Patreon, or

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