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Keyword - Viral genome circularization (KW-1253)

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Viral protein that is involved in or facilitates the conversion of a linear double stranded DNA viral genome into a circular form, either by homologous recombination between redundant ends or by association of complementary single stranded ends (sticky ends). Circular genomes can support rolling circle replication and, for many viruses, genome circularization is also necessary for latency.


Biological process

Gene Ontology


viral genome circularization [ GO:0099009 ]


Viral genome circularizationVirus entry into host cellBiological process
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