Image of the Day: Playing Defense

Virus-like particles (purple) bud from the oviduct cells of a parasitoid wasp (Venturia canescens) to eventually shield the eggs from a host’s immune response.

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DIVERSITY, GENOMES AND INSECTS-MICROORGANISMS INTERACTIONS RESEARCH UNIT, MARC RAVALLEC(See A. Pichon et al., “Recurrent DNA virus domestication leading to different parasite virulence strategies,” Science Advances, 2015.)

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