Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material

Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.

Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.

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