Chimeric viruses blur the borders between the major groups of eukaryotic single-stranded DNA viruses.


Metagenomic studies have uncovered an astonishing diversity of ssDNA viruses encoding replication proteins (Reps) related to those of eukaryotic Circoviridae, Geminiviridae or Nanoviridae; however, exact evolutionary relationships among these viruses remain obscure. Recently, a unique chimeric virus (CHIV) genome, which has apparently emerged via… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3700


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