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Trends Genet. 1991 Jun;7(6):186-91.

The polymerase in its labyrinth: mechanisms and implications of RNA recombination.

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Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder 80309.


The wide variety of RNA viruses, and the diseases associated with them, may result in part from the capacity of RNA genomes to evolve through genetic recombination. Here we address the mechanism of RNA recombination, and ask questions about its prevalence and purpose in nature.

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