This Week in Virology

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episode 668: Mice, bats, and coronaviruses with Tony Schountz

Tony Schountz joins TWiV to explain the work of his laboratory showing that deer mice can be infected with and transmit SARS-CoV-2, and how his colony of Jamaican fruit bats is being used to understand their response to virus infections.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

Guest: Tony Schountz

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Links for this episode

  • SARS-CoV-2 infection of deer mice (bioRxiv)
  • Infection of Jamaican fruit bats with MERS-CoV (Sci Rep)
  • Immunological control of virus infections in bats (Front Immunol)
  • Transmission of bat influenza viruses in bats (Nat Micro)
  • Letters read on TWiV 668
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-10-01  1h46m