The TWiV team reveals a variant SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in deer with deer-to-human transmission, and hybrid virus particles produced by co-infection with influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus particles.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker
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- Support MicrobeTV with a Spike t-shirt (Vaccinated.us) with promo code MicrobeTV 4:34
- Testing and evaluation specialist (Harris County Public Health) 8:12
- Oveta Fuller tribute (YouTube) 11:13
- Divergent SARS-CoV-2 in deer (Nat Micro) 12:13
- Hybrid influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus particles (Nat Micro) 47:07
- Letters read on TWiV 958 6:13, 1:10:43
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Weekly Picks 1:33:45
Dickson – Jazz Project: Vocals
Best female vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald/Billie Holiday, Betty Carter
Best Male Vocalists: Mel Tormé/Joe Williams/Tony Bennett
Brianne – ASV Curriculum Guidelines for Virology Courses
Kathy – The Snow Cruiser
Alan – Rescuing bats in Ukraine
Vincent – Woodpeckers: The Hole Story PBS
Florencia – World of Viruses
Miguel – Foldscope
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees
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oops. You posted a garbled link to the woodpeckers. It says “Pasta Grammar”, but it doesn’t go anywhere.
Oh, and if anyone is interested in nuclear as a power source, they might want to look into France’s problem with its reactors this year (at the worst time, given the Russian war in Ukraine). https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-19/france-is-losing-its-race-to-fix-the-reactors-europe-needs
Finally, some said the nuclear fuel rods are made of cesium, not uranium. They are typically enriched uranium, clad in zirconium (or other metal alloy).
I really enjoy the episodes when you go down the zooanodic rabbit hole having volunteered in wildlife rehab ages ago in eastern NC
Do hybrid virus have hybrid vigor? Scary stuff indeed.