TWiV 357: Mistletoe on the Tree of Life

October 4, 2015

Mistletoe_infested_treeHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens Kuhn

Jens joins the TWiVomics to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of viral taxonomy, including its history and evolution, how viruses are ordered, and why T. rex was classified without having a living isolate.

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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

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