Poxvirus use a "gene accordion" to tune out host defenses

John R. Roth, D. I. Andersson

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A multistep process of gene amplification, mutation, and reduction allows poxvirus to overcome host antiviral defenses. The mechanism speeds genetic adaptation and promises to be broadly applicable in many biological settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-672
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 17 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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