The complete TWiV team meets with Ken Stedman to discuss the discovery in Boiling Spring Lake of a DNA virus with the capsid of an RNA virus.
Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 195 (77 MB .mp3, 107 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Novel virus from an extreme environment (Biol Direct, virology blog)
- Lassen Volcanic National Park
- Tombusviridae, Circoviridae (ViralZone)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 195
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