TWiV 416: Scattered seeds dormant

November 20, 2016

Eucyclops agilisHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The multi-dimensional TWiV-brane brings you the entries in the haiku/limerick contest, and explain how a giant virus infects a host within another host (it has to do with predators!).

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DicksonThe Architecture of Eden by H. Pearlman and A. Whalley
RichStudying the building blocks of life in stereo (original paper)
KathyAncient bottom wipes yield evidence of diseases (original paper)
VincentIguana vs snakes

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