Solstice competition

OK, regulars: if New Scientist can have a regular summer solstice (yes, for us in the southern hemisphere it IS the summer solstice) competition, so can Viroblogy.

And it is this: name the generic affiliations of the four viruses in our header – and win a prize.

Now while the prize may be along the lines of:

  • first prize: a week in wintry Glasgow
  • second prize TWO weeks in wintry Glasgow!

there will still be a prize.  Entries in by 25th December so the Viroblogical offspring can choose a winner.

And a happy solstice / Yule / Saturnalia to you all.

ed-xmas-2008

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5 Responses to “Solstice competition”

  1. Ed Rybicki Says:

    OK, OK, so it’ll be extended…only until 1st January 2009, mind, and then only because…well, no-one has actually ENTERED….

  2. Clayton Says:

    Dr. Rybicki,

    I haven’t checked the blog in a while, but figured I’d throw out my guesses for fun (even if it is after the extended deadline!):

    1.) Maize Streak Virus
    2.) Rift Valley Fever Virus
    3.) Tobacco Mosaic Virus
    4.) T4 Bacteriophage

    -Clayton

  3. Clayton Says:

    BTW my backup guess for #2 is Herpes Simplex Virus . . . OK I’m done

  4. Dorian Says:

    OK, I’ll give it a shot. Looks like geminivirus, bunyavirus (I’m guessing that one), some kind of filovirus, and myovirus.

  5. It being that time of the year…. « ViroBlogy Says:

    [...] the first fairly easy, the second more difficult, and the third quite obscure.  The winner will, as previously, get to write a guest blog for ViroBlogy!!  Dorian, limber up there.  Varsani, you’re [...]

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