Category Archives: Bacteria and virus

A virus changes the feeding behavior of an insect

Science fiction isn’t so far out with its idea of a virus giving vampires and zombies a craving for blood and dead meat. The concept of a virus modifying the eating habits of its carrier does exist in nature. Without

A virus changes the feeding behavior of an insect

Science fiction isn’t so far out with its idea of a virus giving vampires and zombies a craving for blood and dead meat. The concept of a virus modifying the eating habits of its carrier does exist in nature. Without

Mammals owe retroviruses one

Or rather many, as it turns out. A recent study identified yet another gene from retroviral origin that played a role in placenta evolution and development in mammals. Retroviruses use the cell machinery of their host to replicate. To do

Mammals owe retroviruses one

Or rather many, as it turns out. A recent study identified yet another gene from retroviral origin that played a role in placenta evolution and development in mammals. Retroviruses use the cell machinery of their host to replicate. To do