Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy review fatal avian influenza virus in harbor seals, and poxvirus deployment of genomic accordions to counter antiviral defenses.
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There once was a virus named pox
Whose genome contained a squeeze-box
When placed under pressure
It expanded its measure
Overcoming the new cellular blocks
Links for this episode:
- Avian influenza virus in harbor seals (mBio)
- Poxvirus genomic accordions (Cell)
- Red Queen hypothesis (Wikipedia)
- Squeeze box (The Who)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 198
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