Apr 30, 2010

Elio Schaechter comments on state microbes at NPR (podcasts)

NPR logo. Image source: Wikipedia.It seems that Wisconsinites are not getting their own state microbe after all. What a shame!

Transcripts of these radio podcasts are available at the NPR website:
- A state microbe for cheese-crazed Wisconsin? April 16th, 2010.
- No state microbe for Wisconsin. April 28th, 2010.

From Wikipedia:

National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to 797 public radio stations in the United States.

NOTE added on May 7th, 2010:
For a thorough list of candidate state microbes, see State Microbes at Small Things Considered, May 6th, 2010.

NOTE added on October 11th, 2010:
More suggestions (including several streptomycetes) by Joan W. Bennett & Douglas Eveleigh (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey): State Microbes, Microbe magazine, October 2010.

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