War Archives: How Some Primates Fought Off Ancient Viruses

Abstract

For eons, viruses and their host organisms have been locked in an evolutionary arms race, with hosts—sometimes under threat of death—continually perfecting adaptive countermeasures to thwart viral threats. Such adaptations often come about via mutation in single amino acids of host proteins. The mutations become fixed in the host population as resistant… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001285

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@inproceedings{Sedwick2012WarAH, title={War Archives: How Some Primates Fought Off Ancient Viruses}, author={Caitlin Sedwick}, booktitle={PLoS biology}, year={2012} }