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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Image of the Day: Taken to Heart
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Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
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A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.
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The Challenge of Using CRISPR to Knock In Genes
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Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
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Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
A study on yeast illuminates how insertions may occur.