This Week in Evolution

TWiEVO 18: Raiders of the lost orco

April 10, 2017

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ni-Chen 'Sylvia' Chang, Waring 'Buck' Trible, and Sean K. McKenzie

Buck and Sean join Vincent in New York, while Sylvia is with Nels in Salt Lake City to discuss the first mutant ant ever made: disruption of orco, a gene required for function of odorant receptors, show defects in social behavior and fitness.

 

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Science Picks

Nels - Urban Nature and What Makes a City Ant?
Vincent - Animations from WEHI

Music on TWiEVO is performed by Trampled by Turtles

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