Kingdom-jumping viruses leap from plant to human

Paul Raven @ 14-04-2010

Another pulp skiffy trope turns out to be (possibly) a little less pulpy: is the pepper mild mottle virus making people sick?

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One Response to “Kingdom-jumping viruses leap from plant to human”

  1. John Hunt says:

    The fact that a kingdom-jumping virus is note worthy reminds us about how rare it is. This should be reassuring when we wonder about whether we would be at risk of infection or we would cause death through infection when we eventually colonize exolanets. Granted, invasive species could overgrow niches but at least there wouldn’t be much concern about direct infections.