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A virophage cross-species infection through mutant selection represses giant virus propagation, promoting host cell survival

Communications Biology. 2020;3(1):1-13 DOI 10.1038/s42003-020-0970-9

 

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Journal Title: Communications Biology

ISSN: 2399-3642 (Online)

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

LCC Subject Category: Science: Biology (General)

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Said Mougari (Unité MEPHI, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), 19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin)

Nisrine Chelkha (Unité MEPHI, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), 19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin)

Dehia Sahmi-Bounsiar (Unité MEPHI, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), 19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin)

Fabrizio Di Pinto (Unité MEPHI, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), 19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin)

Philippe Colson (Unité MEPHI, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), 19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin)

Jonatas Abrahao (Laboratório de Vírus, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Bernard La Scola (Unité MEPHI, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), 19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Mougari et al. show that coinfection with a mixture containing mutant virophages abolishes the production of their host giant viruses, protecting the cells infected with these giant viruses. This study provides insights into multi-level parasitic interactions among virophages, giant viruses, and protists.