In recent reports about the chicken viruses in the far east, I heard that
two viruses in one host cell may mutate into one new type of virus.
Is this only possible if both viruses are already closely related, or could
mutating / combining also happen between e.g. the virus and it's host?
Would in such a case the new DNA survive in the host or would that cell die
I hope this is not a strange question (I'm not a biologist at all, just
Thanks in advance for any answers,
lr1 at xs4all.nl