TWiV 21: Viruses of bacteria

February 22, 2009

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Max Gottesman

Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Max Gottesman discuss an unusual wasp-virus symbiosis, influenza transmission and absolute humidity, how mosquitoes survive Dengue virus infection, and viruses of bacteria.

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  • Unusual wasp-virus symbiosis
  • Absolute humidity modulates influenza virus transmission, survival, and seasonality
  • How mosquitoes survive Dengue virus infection
  • Little Lambda, Who Made Thee?
  • Structure of HK97 procapsid

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3 comments on “TWiV 21: Viruses of bacteria

  1. Bcotterill Dec 8, 2010

    Most mosquitoes take one blood meal per egg clutch. They may lay many egg clutches in their brief life span.