Genetic rearrangements on the Chlorovirus genome that switch between hyaluronan synthesis and chitin synthesis.

@article{Ali2005GeneticRO,
  title={Genetic rearrangements on the Chlorovirus genome that switch between hyaluronan synthesis and chitin synthesis.},
  author={Ali Mohammed Mohammed Ali and Takeru Kawasaki and Takashi Yamada},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={342 1},
  pages={102-10}
}
Chlorella viruses or chloroviruses form polysaccharide fibers on the cell wall of host Chlorella cells after infection. Such polysaccharides are either hyaluronan synthesized by virus-encoded hyaluronan synthase (HAS) or chitin synthesized by viral chitin synthase (CHS). Some chloroviruses synthesize both hyaluronan (HA) and chitin simultaneously. To understand the relationship between "HA-synthesizing" and "chitin-synthesizing" viruses, we characterized the CVK2 genomic regions, one flanking… CONTINUE READING