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selection pressure implies fitness cost of natural SIV infections

Posted by vmuller on 25 Jan 2013 at 19:26 GMT

SIV infections of natural host species are currently considered (largely) nonpathogenic. However, the new results presented here suggest that this group of viruses has imposed considerable and durable selection pressure for millions of years: this indicates that these infections must have some fitness cost after all.

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