Recurrent DNA virus domestication leading to different parasite virulence strategies


Relics of ancient infections are abundant in eukaryote genomes, but little is known about how they evolve when they confer a functional benefit on their host. We show here, for the first time, that the virus-like particles shown to protect Venturia canescens eggs against host immunity are derived from a nudivirus genome incorporated by the parasitic wasp… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501150


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