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Vertical RNA transmission in nematodes

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers report evidence of Caenorhabditis nematodes harboring RNA molecules with virus-like elements that are transmitted vertically, from parent to offspring; the results suggest that vertical transmission of viruses without capsid shells, which had previously been observed in fungi, can also occur in multicellular animals.

Article #19-03903: "Vertical transmission in Caenorhabditis nematodes of RNA molecules encoding a viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase," by Aurélien Richaud et al.

MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Anne Félix, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, FRANCE; e-mail: felix@biologie.ens.fr

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