A new family of hybrid virophages from an animal gut metagenome

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Search of metagenomics sequence databases for homologs of virophage capsid proteins resulted in the discovery of a new family of virophages in the sheep rumen metagenome. The genomes of the rumen virophages (RVP) encode a typical virophage major capsid protein, ATPase and protease combined with a Polinton-type, protein primed family B DNA polymerase. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13062-015-0054-9

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@inproceedings{Yutin2015ANF, title={A new family of hybrid virophages from an animal gut metagenome}, author={Natalya Yutin and Vladimir V. Kapitonov and Eugene V. Koonin}, booktitle={Biology Direct}, year={2015} }