Most viruses are prone to modification by means of mutations. Scientists have discovered a separate species, is able to self-manage their mutations. Information about the study published in Nature Communications.
The virus lives and breeds in single-celled organisms without nuclei and membrane organelles. Its peculiarity lies in the presence of a genetic element that controls the mutation of a particular gene.
This allows the virus to mutate independently and adapt to extreme environmental conditions. Interestingly, archaea, in which the virus multiplies, has the same property.