Host-induced modifications of viruses.

@article{Luria1953HostinducedMO,
  title={Host-induced modifications of viruses.},
  author={Salvador Edward Luria},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology},
  year={1953},
  volume={18},
  pages={
          237-44
        }
}
Viruses exhibit extensive adaptability to growth in various hosts or tissues. It was widely held in the past that virus adaptability reflected a peculiar plasticity of virus heredity, which allowed it to be directly influenced by its host cells. The alternative interpretation of virus adaptation to new host cells as due to spontaneous mutations, which provide a range of genotypes for the new hosts to select from, always had authoritative proponents (see Findlay, 1939). This viewpoint finally… CONTINUE READING
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