TWiM explains how spindle-shaped Archaeal viruses evolved from rod-shaped ancestors to package a larger genome, and transcriptional recording by CRISPR acquisition from RNA.
Right click to download TWiM #266 (37 MB .mp3, 52 minutes)
Become a Patron of TWiM!
Links for this episode:
- From rods to spindles (Cell)
- Spindle-shaped virus movie (Cell)
- Bacteria that record (Science)
- Transcriptional recording with CRISPR (Nature)
- Letters read on TWiM 266
Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.
Send your microbiology questions and comments to email@example.com