Vincent, Elio, and Michele discuss how to synthesize a designer yeast chromosome, and deciphering the genetic changes path that allowed Yersinia pestis to be transmitted by fleas.
Right click to download TWiM#80 (52 MB .mp3, 54 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Total synthesis of a yeast chromosome (Science)
- Evolution of Y. pestis to flea-borne transmission (Cell Host Micr)
- Proventricular valve (Wikipedia)
- Image: flea with Y. pestis proventricular mass
- Letters read on TWiM 80
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