TWiV 469: Mycovirus stuffed potatoes

The TWiV hosts discuss a plant virus that infects a fungus, and whether you need to work insane hours to succeed in science.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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