TWiP 18: Cryptosporidium

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 18 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss the intracellular parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes diarrheal disease in most mammalian species.

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  • Anonymous 27 October 2010, 7:33 pm

    I haven’t finished your book yet, Dickson, because I’ve been extraordinarily busy. However, what I have been able to read so far is wonderful, and the cover art of the book is beautiful!!

  • Anonymous 27 October 2010, 7:43 pm

    Here is a video clip from ‘Planet Earth’ about the Cordyceps fungus that Dickson was referring to in his answer to the question. I found it about a year ago and I come back and watch it every once in a while because I think it’s so cool. The beauty/gruesomeness of this fungus gives me goosebumps every time I see it: