Recurrent DNA virus domestication leading to different parasite virulence strategies

Abstract

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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