Newly discovered giant viruses almost build their own replication machinery instead of using their host's!

Published in Bacteriofiles
Friday, 08 September 2017 01:21

On the road to virus - TWiM 160

An update on Zika virus, and reveals a plasmid on the road to becoming a virus.

Published in TWiM
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 19:52

The Red Queen meets the White Rabbit - TWiV 457

The distribution of proteins on the influenza viral genome, and the evolution of myxoma virus that was released in Australia to control the rabbit population.

Published in TWiV
Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:08

Be careful of canons - TWiV 456

Brianne joins the TWiVMasters to explain how mutations in genes encoding RNA polymerase III predispose children to severe varicella, and detection of an RNA virus by a DNA sensor.

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:52

Pork and genes - TWiV 455

Erin joins the TWiVirions to discuss a computer exploit encoded in DNA, creation of pigs free of endogenous retroviruses, and mutations in the gene encoding an innate sensor of RNA in children with severe viral respiratory disease.

 

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 13 August 2017 18:40

FGCU, Zika - TWiV 454

Sharon and Scott return to TWiV for a Zika virus update, including their work on viral evolution and spread, and whether pre-existing immunity to dengue virus enhances pathogenesis.

 

Published in TWiV

Viruses infecting cyanobacteria can produce proteins that actually help their host capture light better!

Published in Bacteriofiles

Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!

Published in Bacteriofiles

Going somewhere exotic? Travel vaccinations are more than just a prick in the arm. Learn what pesky pathogens you’re protecting yourself from next time you trot the globe

Published in Microbial Sciences

Fungi control their cell's growth and division with a protein from a virus, unlike all other kinds of eukaryote!

Published in Bacteriofiles
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