TWiEVO 95: Watering the viruses until they bloom

November 14, 2023

Nels and Vincent discuss how the rewetting of seasonally dried soils, a critical event in Mediterranean grasslands that reactivates dormant soil microorganisms, leading to pulses of carbon and nitrogen mineralization, and is accompanied by a bloom of viral diversity, followed by extensive viral community turnover.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Click arrow to play
Download TWiEVO 95  (43 MB .mp3, 62 min)
Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiEVO

•Join the MicrobeTV Discord server
•Viral but not bacterial community turnover after rewetting dry soils (Nat Ecol Evol) 6:19

Science Picks 49:30

Nels – Bluesky
Vincent – Cancer Virus Hunters: A History of Tumor Virology

Listener Pick

RyanBirds in North American will be renamed

Music on TWiEVO is performed by Trampled by Turtles

Send your evolution questions and comments to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *