Vincent, Alan, Rich and Marc discuss the finding that a limited number of incoming herpesviral genomes can replicate and express in a cell, and controlling viral replication in Aedes aegypti with a Wolbachia symbiont.
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Links for this episode:
- Replication and expression of limited numbers of incoming viral genomes
- The brainbow cassette
- Release of Wolbachia infected mosquitoes in Australia (story one, two)
- Journal articles on Wolbachia infection of mosquitoes (Cell, PloS Pathogens)
- Wolbachia discussion on TWiV 61
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 115
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