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TWIV 21: Viruses of Bacteria

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twivlogoIn episode 21 of This Week in Virology, hosts Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and special guest Max Gottesman, discuss an unusual wasp-virus symbiosis, influenza transmission and absolute humidity, how mosquitoes survive Dengue virus infection, and viruses of bacteria.

Links in the episode indlude:

  • Unusual wasp-virus symbiosis
  • Absolute humidity modulates influenza virus transmission, survival, and seasonality
  • How mosquitoes survive Dengue virus infection
  • Little Lambda, Who Made Thee?
  • Structure of HK97 procapsid

Science blog of the week: BioJobBlog by Cliff Mintz
Science podcast pick of the week: Distillations -  a weekly science podcast that brings you extracts from the past, present, and future of chemistry
Science book of the week: The Life of a Virus by Andrea Creager

Please send your virology questions and comments to twiv [at] twiv [dot] tv.

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Download  TWiV #21 (38 MB .mp3,  55 minutes)

 

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