TWiV 272: Give peas a chance

February 16, 2014

aphid feederHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team describes aphid control by using a viral capsid protein to deliver a spider toxin to plants, and a human endogenous retrovirus that enhances expression of a neuronal gene.

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