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VIRAL GENOMES

Towards a genome-based virus taxonomy

Complementary genomic frameworks for taxonomic classification of viruses infecting bacteria and archaea reveal evolutionary drivers, mosaicism and perspective on the genetic diversity of the tiniest, most abundant biological entities on Earth.

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Fig. 1: Two innovative approaches for genome-based virus taxonomy.

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Eloe-Fadrosh, E.A. Towards a genome-based virus taxonomy. Nat Microbiol 4, 1249–1250 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-019-0511-9

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