Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
A plaque of virologists explores the biology of Zika virus and recent outbreaks, and the contribution of a filamentous bacteriophage to the development of biofilms.
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- More cowbell (Wikipedia) 7:50
- Microcephaly in Brazil (Outbreak News) 18:40
- Non-vector borne Zika transmission (EID) 30:40
- Zika virus outside Africa (EID) 29:20
- Zika virus possible sexual transmission (EID) 32:50
- Zika virus in saliva (J Clin Virol) 32:10
- Dengue’s cousin Zika (Micr Inf) 34:25
- Filamentous phage promote biofilm assembly (Cell Host Micr) 38:40
- Biofilm history (MSU) 41:10
- Pseudomonas phage Pf1 45:10
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- Letters read on TWiV 368 11:10, 1:13:15
- This episode is sponsored by Clinical Virology Symposium and ASM Microbe 5:55, 1:12:05
Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!
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Thanks for the discussion!
I am a mosquito biologist and I want more stuff about mosquitoes!!!!
What about transmission of the Zika virus in the bird population? The turkey vulture for example, in recent decades, has become a seasonal visitor from southern climes to regions in eastern Canada such as to my neighbourhood — Montreal. It’s early days in the search for this virus (in the wild), especially in Canada, and I think it would be extremely helpful to discuss the Zika spread beyond the mosquito / human population.
My professor keeps making us listen to these podcasts, please add a transcript 🙁