Is there any virus, either natural or engineered, known to infect yeast through mechanisms similar to phages/human viruses, that is, by horizontal contamination mediated by extracellular viral particles?

I have found examples of eukaryotic viruses replicating in yeast (Zhao, Microb Cell, 2017 - link) but it seems that natural yeast viruses only transmit through mating or vertical transmission, without extracellular steps (Luque, Viruses, 2018 - link).

Has anybody ever reported, say, non-specific mechanisms like VSV-G mediated fusion, to fuse virions with yeasts?


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