Team TWiV cover the discovery of another giant virus from 30,000 year old Siberian permafrost, and how viral aggregation accelerates the production of new infectious viruses and increases fitness, demonstrating an Allee effect.
Links for this episode
- PhD and postdoctoral programs at Dept of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 3:00
- 30,000 year old Mollivirus sibericum (PNAS) 21:00
- Aggregating viruses promotes early replication (Curr Biol) 57:13
- Letters read on TWiV 521 4:29
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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