Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Viruses Using different Genetic Alphabets!

A 1977 scientist found the S-2L virus which infects cyanobacteria,  This virus does not encode adenine, This instead codes for diaminopurine, shortened to Z. This derivative will make 3 hydrogen bonds instead of adenine's 2. This is incredibly interesting as we can see the genetic mutations occurring in this virus that allows it to use a whole entire new coding language. perhaps eventually even humans will use this coding language as well!!

Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet | The Scientist Magazine®

Link 2:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0042682278901046

Link 1:https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/some-viruses-use-an-alternative-genetic-alphabet-68726

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