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Giant Zombie Killer Virus Rises From Its 30 000 Year Grave To Kill Us All! Or Not?

I am not a fan of “Science By Hype”, which I think I have made abundantly clear via Virology News and elsewhere. Thus, I pour scorn on the “We found a structure which will lead to an AIDS vaccine”, and “We found an antibody that will cure AIDS” type of articles, WHILE at the same time, appreciating the ACTUAL science behind the hype. 762 more words

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VIGS in fungi - using TMV?!

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RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful approach for elucidating gene functions in a variety of organisms, including phytopathogenic fungi. In such fungi, RNAi has been induced by expressing hairpin RNAs delivered through plasmids, sequences integrated in fungal or plant genomes, or by RNAi generated in planta by a plant virus infection. 452 more words

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TRSV or not TRSV, that is the question. In bees, obviously.

I promised some time ago now to blog on the exciting topic of whether or not a plant virus is infecting honeybees – and here it is!   1,621 more words

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