Episode 8: Venom - The Biology of Extremophiles and Symbiosis

12.10.2018 - By The Biology of Superheroes Podcast

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In this episode we take a look at Spiderman's longtime nemesis, Venom. We explore the character's origins, what it would take to survive on an asteroid headed towards earth and the amazing biological phenomena that can result from symbiotic relationships. We interview Dr. Heather Olins, whose research focuses on the biology of marine extremophiles and Dr. John McCutcheon who studies symbiosis in the natural world.  Take a listen and enjoy!
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