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Discovery of the First Insect Nidovirus, a Missing Evolutionary Link in the Emergence of the Largest RNA Virus Genomes

  • Phan Thi Nga equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Phan Thi Nga, Maria del Carmen Parquet, Chris Lauber

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam

    PTN, MdCP, and CL are joint first authors on this work.

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  • Maria del Carmen Parquet equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Phan Thi Nga, Maria del Carmen Parquet, Chris Lauber

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

    PTN, MdCP, and CL are joint first authors on this work.

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  • Chris Lauber equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Phan Thi Nga, Maria del Carmen Parquet, Chris Lauber

    Affiliation: Molecular Virology Laboratory, Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

    PTN, MdCP, and CL are joint first authors on this work.

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  • Manmohan Parida,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Takeshi Nabeshima,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Fuxun Yu,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Nguyen Thanh Thuy,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Shingo Inoue,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Takashi Ito,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medical Science, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Kenta Okamoto,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Akitoyo Ichinose,

    Affiliation: Central Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Eric J. Snijder,

    Affiliation: Molecular Virology Laboratory, Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Kouichi Morita mail,

    moritak@nagasaki-u.ac.jp (KM); a.e.gorbalenya@lumc.nl (AEG)

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Alexander E. Gorbalenya mail

    moritak@nagasaki-u.ac.jp (KM); a.e.gorbalenya@lumc.nl (AEG)

    Affiliation: Molecular Virology Laboratory, Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Published: September 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002215

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