TWiV 338: Coyotes have sushi

May 24, 2015

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Laura Newcomb

Vincent and Kathy visit Laura Newcomb at California State University San Bernardino, where they talk about Laura’s viral tattoos, and a protein that protects the mosquito brain from lethal flavivirus infection.


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3 comments on “TWiV 338: Coyotes have sushi

  1. Sawyerrr May 29, 2015

    Oh man you guys were killing me with coleoptera. No one in the audience yelled out? It is God’s favorite order of animals (according to the J. B. S. Haldane quote).

    Here’s a quick refresher quiz on insect orders. You can enter common names and the scientific ones will pop up:

    http://www.sporcle.com/games/crispyceme/largest_insect_orders

    • Not a single audience member shouted it out! And this is a general biology department where people know these things. Today Alan fixed it on TWiV 339. But you are right, we should have known.

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