Similarities between the genome organisation of dsRNA mycoviruses and dsRNA patterns in different fungal species suggest a relatedness between these viruses, which could be the result of co-evolved infections or of interspecies transfer. Such interspecies transfer between species is suggested by our observation of transfer and maintenance of mycoviral dsRNAs between Fusarium and Aspergillus via protoplast fusion.
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van Diepeningen, A. D.,
"Interspecies virus transfer via protoplast fusions between Fusarium poae and black Aspergillus strains,"
Fungal Genetics Reports:
Vol. 47, Article 20.