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“[the] molecular biology of higher organisms does not stand on the shoulder of giants, but on the shoulder of dwarfs like phage T4 and lambda.” Continue reading
Two papers provide a more detailed structural picture of how HIV Rev works. Continue reading
How does the paramyxovirus polymerase decide on transcription or replication? Continue reading
Different coronaviruses use different proteases to cleave the the S protein for cell entry. Continue reading
Viruses with RNA genomes can multiply quickly, but not very accurately. This means that errors, or mutations, occur when the RNA is copied to create new viruses. The advantage of this rapid, but mistake-filled, RNA replication process is that some … Continue reading
A new paper in eLife describes the genetic diversity and novel genome structures of RNA viruses from arthopods, shedding new light on the ancestry and evolutionary history of plant and animal RNA viruses. Unprecedented genomic diversity of RNA viruses … Continue reading
This short review describes different routes of Ebola virus transmission between people. Continue reading
Polintons were the first group of eukaryotic double-stranded DNA viruses to evolve from bacteriophages and gave rise to most large DNA viruses and various other selfish genetic elements. Continue reading