Viruses come in contact with other viruses to replicate in a host
Scientists found the first case where viruses latched onto the neck of helpers
Scientists have observed ‘vampire viruses’ for the first time – pathogens that latch onto other viruses in order to replicate themselves.
Researchers have known for decades, in theory, that some viruses prey on other viruses, unlike most that self-replicate.
Now, under a microscope, a team of researchers in Maryland has watched this process that involves a ‘satellite’ and ‘helper’ virus.

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