TWiV 405: All the world’s a phage

September 4, 2016

global water volumeHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiXers discuss a study on vertical transmission of Zika virus by Aedes mosquitoes, and uncovering Earth’s virome by mining existing metagenomic sequence data.

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