Some viruses have a mysterious ‘Z’ genome


By Yasemin Saplakoglu 



Blueprints of life on our planet are usually written by DNA molecules using a four-letter genetic alphabet. However, some viruses that invade bacteria carry DNA with another letter (Z) that may help them survive. And new research shows that it is much more widespread than previously thought.

A series of new treatises explain how this strange chemical letter infects the virus. DNA, And researchers have demonstrated that the “Z genome” is much more prevalent in bacterial invading viruses around the world — and to help pathogens survive our early hot and harsh conditions. May have evolved Planet..

Some viruses have a mysterious “Z” genome

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