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Phylogenomics of the Maverick virus-like mobile genetic elements of vertebrates

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Mavericks are virus-like mobile genetic elements found in the genomes of eukaryotes. Although Mavericks encode capsid morphogenesis homologs, their viral particles have not been observed. Here, we provide new evidence supporting the viral nature of Mavericks and the potential existence of virions. To this end, we conducted a phylogenomic analysis of Mavericks in hundreds of vertebrate genomes, discovering 134 elements with an intact coding capacity in 17 host species. We reveal an extensive g...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/molbev/msaa291

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Molecular Biology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
5
Pages:
1731–1743
Publication date:
2021-01-22
Acceptance date:
2020-11-09
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EISSN:
1537-1719
ISSN:
0737-4038
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1151190
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pubs:1151190
Deposit date:
2020-12-23

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