TWiV 380: Viruses visible in le microscope photonique

March 13, 2016

Zika virusHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVeroos deliver the weekly Zika Report, then talk about a cryoEM structure of a plant virus that reveals how the RNA genome is packaged in the capsid, and MIMIVIRE, a CRISPR-like defense system in giant eukaryotic viruses.

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2 comments on “TWiV 380: Viruses visible in le microscope photonique

  1. Maria comninou Mar 14, 2016

    Dust is not just skin. In bathrooms and kitchens, particles for soft toilet tissue and paper towels float and cover everything, Just try to cut a toilet tissue from a roll in sunlight!

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