I have a short question about the ebola genome and recombinate RNA. I was
reading a short article in FEBS letters:
Victor Volchkov, Vladimir Blinov and Sergey Netesov. 1993 "The envelope
glycoprotein of Ebola virus contains an immunosuppressive-like domain
similar to oncogenic retroviruses." _FEBS Letters_ 305 (3):181-184.
and I came across the authors' hypothesis that similarity between
oncoviri and ebola is due to RNA recombination between the two viruses.
Perhaps I'm reading this wrong, but I was wondering how this theory has
held up in light of more recent evidence.
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Jeremy Erwin, Antioch College, <jerwin at college.antioch.edu>