Interactions in the Microbial World

Microbial life ( Flickr/Steve Swayne)

Anne Blair Gould reports from the RAI on the 9th International Symposium on microbial ecology, attended by 1700 microbe ecologists. She meets a host of Dutch and foreign experts who explain the latest developments in their field: biofilms (slime, not movies), bacteria “talking” to each other, as well as microsensors as a tool to investigate bacteria outside the laboratory. And they can live just about anywhere, even several kilometres below the sea surface. 

Producer: Anne Blair Gould

Broadcast: October 15, 2003