BacterioFiles 348: Huge Host Hackers Have Historic Histones

July 23, 2018

This episode: Giant viruses produce DNA-packing proteins that seem to have branched off from eukaryotes far back in evolutionary history!

Thanks to Dr. Andreas Plückthun for his contribution!

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Show Notes:

Microbe of the episode: Caulobacter maris

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Journal Paper:
Erives AJ. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis of the core histone doublet and DNA topo II genes of Marseilleviridae: evidence of proto-eukaryotic provenance. Epigenetics & Chromatin 10:55.

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