In this month’s Podcast, Mariely Medina and Jonathan Sogin take us from B to C; or honey bees to E. coli clones. They discuss Glyphosate and its impact on honey bees’ microbiome, and how whole-genome sequencing can be used to determine the phylogeny of pathogenic outbreak strains.
Karnisova, L., M. Marejkova, H. Hrbackova, A. Mellmann, H. Karch, A. Fruth, P. Drevinek, K. Blahova, M. Bielaszewska, and J. Nunvar. 2018. Attack of the clones: whole genome-based characterization of two closely related enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O26 epidemic lineages. BMC Genomics. 19:647.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Food Safety News:
National Public Radio (NPR):
- Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee Deaths
- Jury Awards Terminally Ill Man $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto
European Commission Environment Report:
Download: Episode#8 – From Bees to Clones