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name: viral RNA editing
def: "The process by which bases in viral mRNA are chemically altered during viral transcription. This is usually the incorporation of 1 - 6 additional nucleotides, which shifts the reading frame, allowing the generation of different protein products or through a specific nucleotide change that eliminates the termination codon." [PMID:1629949, VZ:857]
synonym: "RNA editing involved in viral mRNA transcription" EXACT [GO:jl]
xref: .html VZ:857 "RNA editing"
is_a: GO:0009451 ! RNA modification
is_a: GO:0016032 ! viral process
is_a: GO:0044033 ! multi-organism metabolic process
relationship: part_of: GO:0019083 ! viral transcription
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