Pandoravirus: Giant viruses invent their own genes

Posted by on June 11, 2018 5:35 pm
Categories: Science

Three new members have been added to the Pandoravirus family. Researchers offer an explanation to their puzzling giant genomes with many orphan genes: pandoviruses appear to be factories for new genes — and therefore new functions. From freaks of nature to evolutionary innovators, giant viruses continue to shake branches on the tree of life!

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