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DNA copies of many non-retroviral RNA virus genes or portions thereof (NIRVs) are present in the nuclear genomes of many eukaryotes. These have often been preserved for millions of years of evolution, suggesting that they play an important cellular function. One...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5679
16 citations
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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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