Virion Structure, Genome Organization, and Taxonomy of Viruses

@article{Fermn2018VirionSG,
  title={Virion Structure, Genome Organization, and Taxonomy of Viruses},
  author={G. Ferm{\'i}n},
  journal={Viruses},
  year={2018},
  pages={17 - 54}
}
  • G. Fermín
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • Viruses
  • Summary Although the classification of viruses follows the traditional, albeit, restricted hierarchical system of orders, families, subfamilies, genera, and species, viruses do not neatly fit into the established biological classification used for cellular organisms. First of all, there is no universally common ancestor of viruses. That is, viruses are polyphyletic and, so far, it has not been possible to construct a tree of viruses or to include them in the tree of life. Yet we classify… CONTINUE READING
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