On the origin of positive strand RNA viruses

Abstract

Origin of viruses is a highly controversial matter, theories of their emergence from cellular components ("escaped genes") being most widely accepted. On the other hand, positive strand RNA viruses have many features making them plausible candidates for the role of direct descendants of primordial RNA organisms. Recently, about 40 complete genomes of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02388884

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@article{Koonin2006OnTO, title={On the origin of positive strand RNA viruses}, author={Eugene V. Koonin and Alexander E. Gorbalenya and Konstantin Chumakov and Alexei P. Donchenko and V. M. Blinov}, journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere}, year={2006}, volume={19}, pages={344-345} }