Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Dickson Despommier
Vincent, Alan, and Dickson discuss the reduction in genome size of Mimivirus upon passage in amoeba, and analysis of the microbiome of honeybees.
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Links for this episode:
- Mimivirus genome reduction after amoebal culture (PNAS)
- Carbohydrate-Active enZYmes database
- Analysis of the honey bee microbiome (PLoS One)
- The colony-collapse blues (TWiV 104)
- Blessed are the beekeepers (Wall Street Journal)
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- Letters read on TWiV 139
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