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Translating the language of giants: translation-related genes as a major contribution of giant viruses to the virosphere.
Arch Virol. 2020 Jun; 165(6):1267-1278.AV

Abstract

Giant viruses of amoebas are a remarkable group of viruses. In addition to their large size and peculiar structures, the genetic content of these viruses is also special. Among the genetic features of these viruses that stand out is the presence of coding regions for elements involved in translation, a complex biological process that occurs in cellular organisms. No viral genome described so far has such a complex genetic arsenal as those of giant viruses, which code for several of these elements. Currently, tupanviruses have the most complete set of translation genes in the known virosphere. In this review, we have condensed what is currently known about translation genes in different groups of giant viruses and theorize about their biological importance, origin, and evolution, and what might possibly be found in the coming years.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil.Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. jonatas.abrahao@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32333117

Citation

Rodrigues, Rodrigo Araújo Lima, et al. "Translating the Language of Giants: Translation-related Genes as a Major Contribution of Giant Viruses to the Virosphere." Archives of Virology, vol. 165, no. 6, 2020, pp. 1267-1278.
Rodrigues RAL, da Silva LCF, Abrahão JS. Translating the language of giants: translation-related genes as a major contribution of giant viruses to the virosphere. Arch Virol. 2020;165(6):1267-1278.
Rodrigues, R. A. L., da Silva, L. C. F., & Abrahão, J. S. (2020). Translating the language of giants: translation-related genes as a major contribution of giant viruses to the virosphere. Archives of Virology, 165(6), 1267-1278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04626-2
Rodrigues RAL, da Silva LCF, Abrahão JS. Translating the Language of Giants: Translation-related Genes as a Major Contribution of Giant Viruses to the Virosphere. Arch Virol. 2020;165(6):1267-1278. PubMed PMID: 32333117.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Translating the language of giants: translation-related genes as a major contribution of giant viruses to the virosphere. AU - Rodrigues,Rodrigo Araújo Lima, AU - da Silva,Lorena Christine Ferreira, AU - Abrahão,Jônatas Santos, Y1 - 2020/04/24/ PY - 2019/12/11/received PY - 2020/03/25/accepted PY - 2020/4/26/pubmed PY - 2020/5/28/medline PY - 2020/4/26/entrez SP - 1267 EP - 1278 JF - Archives of virology JO - Arch Virol VL - 165 IS - 6 N2 - Giant viruses of amoebas are a remarkable group of viruses. In addition to their large size and peculiar structures, the genetic content of these viruses is also special. Among the genetic features of these viruses that stand out is the presence of coding regions for elements involved in translation, a complex biological process that occurs in cellular organisms. No viral genome described so far has such a complex genetic arsenal as those of giant viruses, which code for several of these elements. Currently, tupanviruses have the most complete set of translation genes in the known virosphere. In this review, we have condensed what is currently known about translation genes in different groups of giant viruses and theorize about their biological importance, origin, and evolution, and what might possibly be found in the coming years. SN - 1432-8798 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32333117/Translating_the_language_of_giants:_translation_related_genes_as_a_major_contribution_of_giant_viruses_to_the_virosphere_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04626-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -