TWiV 272: Give peas a chance

TWiV 272: Give peas a chance

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
The TWiV team describes aphid control by using a viral capsid protein to deliver a spider toxin to plants, and a human endogenous retrovirus that enhances expression of a neuronal gene.
Links for this episode

Toxin delivery to plants by viral capsid protein (Nat Biotech)
Pea enation mosaic virus (ViralZone)
Image credit: Aphid membrane feeding chamber (Sci Rep)
Aphid feeding chamber (YouTube) ... See More

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