Some flies do not play ping-pong

Arie Fridrich*, Yehu Moran*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Genome integrity in animals depends on silencing of mobile elements by Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs). A new study in this issue of PLOS Biology reveals recent evolutionary losses of key piRNA biogenesis factors in flies, highlighting adaptability by rapid shift to alternative piRNA biogenesis strategies.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere3002152
JournalPLoS Biology
Issue number6 June
StatePublished - Jun 2023


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