“This is truly a revolutionary result in virology." A plant virus called FBNSV splits its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce **even if they infect different cells.** It's a distributed virus!!
This really is one of the most mind-blowing things I've written about in recent memory.
The Revolutionary Discovery of a Distributed Virus
Necrotic Stunt Virus should be the name of my
A New Discovery Upends What We Know About Viruses A plant virus distributes its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce, even if they infect different cells.
“Once again, viruses prove that they’ve had the evolutionary time to try just about every reproductive strategy, even ones that are hard for scientists to imagine.”
A New Discovery Upends What We Know About Viruses: A plant virus distributes its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce, even if they infect different cells via
A New Discovery Upends What We Know About Viruses A plant virus distributes its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce, even if they infect different cells
A virus with its genes split among eight segments, each in its own capsule, breaks a fundamental assumption in virology, writes
"A plant virus distributes its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce, even if they infect different cells."