A Horizontally Transferred Autonomous Helitron Became a Full Polydnavirus Segment in Cotesia vestalis

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Pedro Heringer ; Guilherme B. Dias ; Gustavo C. S. Kuhn (2017)
  • Publisher: Genetics Society of America
  • Journal: G3: Genes, volume 7, issue 12, pages 3,925-3,935 (issn: 2160-1836, eissn: 2160-1836)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5714489, doi: 10.1534/g3.117.300280, doi: 10.1101/132399
  • Subject: QH426-470 | Genetics | horizontal transfer | transposable element | Investigations | Bracovirus | Cotesia | Helitron
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