Bugs Are Not to Be Silenced: Small RNA Pathways and Antiviral Responses in Insects.

@article{Mongelli2016BugsAN,
  title={Bugs Are Not to Be Silenced: Small RNA Pathways and Antiviral Responses in Insects.},
  author={Vanesa C Mongelli and Maria-Carla Saleh},
  journal={Annual review of virology},
  year={2016},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          573-589
        }
}
Like every other organism on Earth, insects are infected with viruses, and they rely on RNA interference (RNAi) mechanisms to circumvent viral infections. A remarkable characteristic of RNAi is that it is both broadly acting, because it is triggered by double-stranded RNA molecules derived from virtually any virus, and extremely specific, because it targets only the particular viral sequence that initiated the process. Reviews covering the different facets of the RNAi antiviral immune response… Expand
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