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Conservation of major and minor jelly-roll capsid proteins in Polinton (Maverick) transposons suggests that they are bona fide viruses

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Direct, January 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
Conservation of major and minor jelly-roll capsid proteins in Polinton (Maverick) transposons suggests that they are bona fide viruses
Published in
Biology Direct, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1745-6150-9-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mart Krupovic, Dennis H Bamford, Eugene V Koonin

Abstract

Polintons (also known as Mavericks) and Tlr elements of Tetrahymena thermophila represent two families of large DNA transposons widespread in eukaryotes. Here, we show that both Polintons and Tlr elements encode two key virion proteins, the major capsid protein with the double jelly-roll fold and the minor capsid protein, known as the penton, with the single jelly-roll topology. This observation along with the previously noted conservation of the genes for viral genome packaging ATPase and adenovirus-like protease strongly suggests that Polintons and Tlr elements combine features of bona fide viruses and transposons. We propose the name 'Polintoviruses' to denote these putative viruses that could have played a central role in the evolution of several groups of DNA viruses of eukaryotes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 4%
Germany 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 63 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 20%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Master 9 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 6%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 10 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 25%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Chemistry 2 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 11 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2021.
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#1,622,719
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Outputs from Biology Direct
#79
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Outputs of similar age
#20,375
of 196,234 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Direct
#1
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