TWiV 383: A zillion Zika papers and a Brazilian

April 3, 2016

Zika virus cryoEMHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Esper Kallas

Esper and the Merry TWiXters analyze the latest data on Zika virus and microcephaly in Brazil, and discuss publications on a mouse model for disease, infection of a fetus, mosquito vector competence, and the cryo-EM structure of the virus particle.

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