colony collapse disorder

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Ashlee Bennett The TWiV crew discusses two reports on viruses that might have crossed kingdoms, from plants to honeybees and from plants to vertebrates. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 271 (69 MB .mp3, 96 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Tobacco ringspot virus in honeybees (mBio) Plant virus […]


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. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #139 (96 MB .mp3, 80 minutes). Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich review an adenovirus-based vaccine strategy against drug addiction, a field trial of RNAi to prevent Israeli acute paralysis virus infection in honeybees, and suppression of avian influenza transmission in transgenic chickens. Click the arrow above to play, or right click to download TWiV #116 (64 MB […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier Vincent and Dick continue virology 101 with a discussion of virus entry into cells, then answer reader email on colony collapse disorder and viruses that confer a benefit to their host. Sponsor:  Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit Click the arrow above to play, […]