William Summers joins the TWiV team to discuss some virology history, including the ever-changing concept of ‘virus’ and the contribution of phage research to the study of animal viruses. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 573 (69 MB .mp3, 113 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at microbe.tv/twiv
In the 19th century the word ‘virus€™ was used to describe the cause of any contagious disease. How it came to describe the very small intracellular parasites that we know today is a fascinating story that illustrates our evolving concepts of infectious agents. Long before bacteria, fungi, and viruses were identified, it was known that …
I interviewed structural virologist David Bhella in Manchester, England at the spring meeting of the Society for General Microbiology. MWV Episode 74 – David Bhella – Electron-cryomicroscopy from microbeworld on Vimeo.