mimivirus

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Guest: Eugene Koonin Vincent and Rich meet up with Eugene Koonin to talk about the central role of viruses in the evolution of all life. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 275 (94 MB .mp3, 130 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Virocentric view of evolution (Curr Op Virol) Proposed order Megavirales (Arch […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and James Van Etten Guests: Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie Vincent meets up with Chantal and Jean-Michel at the first International Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Tegernsee, Germany, to discuss their work on Mimivirus, Megavirus, and Pandoravirus. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 261 (52 MB .mp3, 72 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Transcript […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy discuss the huge Pandoravirus, virologists planning H7N9 gain of function experiments, and limited access to the HeLa cell genome sequence. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 246 (62 MB .mp3, 86 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode: Pandoraviruses (Science) […]

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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 , […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions about lab procedures, prokaryotes, endogenous retroviruses, the iPad and teaching, prions, mimivirus, splitting water with viruses, and the polio outbreak in Tajikistan. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #93 (76 MB .mp3, 105 minutes) Subscribe to […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich revisit circovirus contamination of Rotarix, then discuss poxvirus-like replication of mimivirus in the cell cytoplasm, and whether seasonal influenza immunization increases the risk of infection with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus. This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc. Use the promotion code […]

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TWiV 63: Melting pot virus

December 20, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about US government contract for freeze-dried smallpox vaccine, red squirrels in the UK threatened by poxvirus, and Marseillevirus, another DNA virus from amoebae built for comfort and speed. Sponsor: Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit www.gotomypc.com/podcast Click the […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Raul Rabadan Vincent, Alan, and Raul Rabadan converse about polio survivors in iron lungs, bocavirus, structure of mimivirus, and genome sequence analysis of influenza H1N1 viruses. Sponsor:  Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit www.gotomypc.com/podcast Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, and Alan Dove Vincent, Dick, and Alan review a new macaque model for HIV-1 infection, a possible role for Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis, accidental release of H5N1 by a vaccine company, resistance of frogs to virus infection, and extreme virology – the biggest and smallest viruses and viral genomes. Click […]

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