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Introduction

  • T. O. Diener
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)

Abstract

Viruses have played a pivotal role in the dramatic elucidation of life’s chemical foundation during the past three decades. Their borderline position between living and inanimate matter and their relative simplicity have made them ideal objects for the study of basic life processes.

Keywords

Comparative Sequence Analysis Universal Genetic Code Inanimate Matter Transposable Genetic Element Imperfect Direct Repeat 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. O. Diener
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology and Plant Pathology Laboratory, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

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