The TWiVsters reveal the puppet master: an RNA virus injected with wasp eggs that paralyzes the ladybug so that she protects the cocoon until the adult emerges.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
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Links for this episode
- ASM grant writing online course 2:10
- Who is the puppet master? (Proc Roy Soc B) 20:40
- Why ladybird? 23:15
- Ladybird ladybird 23:35
- Dinocampus coccinellae 24:15
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiV 443 4:20, 1:02:05
Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!
Weekly Science Picks 1:28:25
Kathy – Science Showcase Video Contest
Alan – Biochemical pathways on one chart
Rich – 35th America’s Cup
Vincent – Viruses (pdf) and A whole new Jupiter
Peter – Fake typhoid epidemic saves Polish city and Life gets complicated when disease
overruns your town
Ralph – Dilbert on climate change
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.
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