Study shows that viruses can evolve to benefit the host organism

Study shows that viruses can evolve to benefit the host organism

Study shows that viruses can evolve to benefit the host organism

A research group from the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio) confirms that a virus that affects a cruciferous plant reduces its virulence in drought conditions.This is the first piece of research showing that the relationship between a virus and its host can evolve as a function of environmental conditions. The study has been published in the journal PNAS.
Study shows that viruses can evolve to benefit the host organism