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The exploration of the evolution of RNA viruses has been aided recently by the discovery of copies of fragments or complete genomes of non-retroviral RNA viruses (Non-retroviral Endogenous RNA Viral Elements, or NERVEs) in many eukaryotic nuclear genomes. Among...

["Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.876
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Among eukaryotes with modified nuclear genetic codes, viruses are unknown. However, here we provide evidence of an RNA virus that infects a fungal host (Scheffersomyces segobiensis) with a derived nuclear genetic code where CUG codes for serine. The genomic architecture...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Microbiology","Mycology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.50

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