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This is a lecture on bacteria that covers many of the topics from this section.
Short video about antibiotic overuse and antimicrobial resistance.
This is a video of myxobacteria growing fruiting bodies.
In this TED talk, biologist Paul Ewald discusses why pathogens are pathogens and how we might tame them.
Here’s a song about sporulating.
Um, here’s an opera about dental bacteria performed at Harvard in 2010. Skip ahead to 54:30 for the first act.
Here’s a rap song about bacteria. We told you it got sillier as we went along.
This video shows how quickly bacteria can divide, through song.
Here is a radio story about the obese and lean mice with different bacteria inside them. Highly recommended.
This second radio story discusses bioengineering, beginning with the design of minty-fresh E. coli.
Using this virtual lab, you can identify bacterial strains using DNA barcoding techniques.
This gallery has some amazing pictures of bacteria making patterns:
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