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Virophages, polintons, and transpovirons: a complex evolutionary network of diverse selfish genetic elements with different reproduction strategies

Natalya Yutin1, Didier Raoult2 and Eugene V Koonin1*

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1 National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA

2 URMITE, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR IRD 6236, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, Marseille, Cedex 5 13385, France

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Virology Journal 2013, 10:158  doi:10.1186/1743-422X-10-158

Published: 23 May 2013

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Additional file 1:

Multiple alignments of conserved virophage proteins/domains: MCP, mCP, GIY, ZnR, and Mavirus peptidase mv19.

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Additional file 2:

Primase-helicase topology testing.

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Additional file 3:

Multiple sequence alignments and phylogenetic trees computed using TreeFinder and PhyML (Newic format).

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