News tagged with virus genome

Mimivirus isolated, genome amputated

In the absence of competition with other microorganisms, Mimivirus, the largest known DNA virus, loses 17% of its genome. This has recently been demonstrated by a French-American collaboration including researchers from CNRS, ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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More possible branches to the domain of life

( -- When it comes to the current domain of life, we are familiar with the three branches: bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes. However, Jonathan Eisen of UC Davis and his team have published possible evidence ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Other report
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Research predicts future evolution of flu viruses

New research from the University of Pennsylvania is beginning to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global public health preparedness. The findings will be ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Genetics
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Dormant ancient chimp virus revived

( -- Researchers in New York have identified the receptor of an ancient chimpanzee retrovirus that has been dormant for at least a million years. Now the scientists have resurrected a key part of the virus to ...

dateOct 26, 2010 in Medical research report
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