Vincent, Elio, and Michael discuss a huge 30,000 year old virus recovered from Siberia, and nested symbiosis facilitated by horizontal gene transfer from bacteria to insect.
Right click to download TWiM#74 (51 MB .mp3, 70 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Meet 30,000 year old Pithovirus (PNAS)
- Gene transfer from bacteria to insect genome allows nested symbiosis (Cell)
- Letters read on TWiM 074
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