Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler
The esteemed TWiVumvirate reveal the discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.
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- ASM Microbe 2017 3:40
- Parasitoid wasp virus regulates sex ratio (PLoS Path) 9:50
- What is a contig? 27:30
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Alan – The Wrath of Khan from Bug Chicks
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Dickson – Fierce animal portraits
Vincent – Westworld
Hannah – Plague, Inc
Stig – John Oliver: Trump vs the truth
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