by Welkin Johnson
Do the seven strategies in the Baltimore scheme of viral replication represent all possible ways of being a virus? Have other strategies fallen by the evolutionary wayside?
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falling outside the Baltimore scheme: viroids. 'outside' because they cannot be traced down to the mRNA-centered scheme - despite apparently relying on host RNA pol 2 for replication. but certainly not fallen by the evolutionary wayside.
Ah, viroids.... Don't they enliven the conversation... Thanks for bringing them up.
Posted by: Christoph Weigel | April 29, 2011 at 01:56 AM