TWiV 1097: Tiny cells and giant viruses in a castle

March 17, 2024

Vincent travels to the fifth Giant Virus Meeting in Tegernsee, Germany and speaks with Sheree Yau and Victoria Queiroz about their research on picoeukaryotes (tiny algal cells) and their viruses, pithoviruses, and an educational kit for virology classes.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Sheree Yau and Victoria Queiroz

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Virophage control of antarctic algal host-virus dynamics (PNAS) 13:45

Virus-host coexistence in phytoplankton through the genomic lens (Sci Adv)

Two groups of pithoviruses (J Virol) 22:30

Educational toolkit for virology classes (J Virol) 45:27

Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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