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Pandoravirus is not the first giant virus to be discovered. Continue reading
Although there’s still no definitive proof that Mimivirus causes disease, it’s starting to look guilty. Continue reading
My final year students will tell you I’m obsessed with Mimivirus. To me these giant viruses are one of the most fascinating areas of microbiology. Continue reading
Giant virus blurs the boundaries between viruses and cells further: Translation in Giant Viruses: A Unique Mixture of Bacterial and Eukaryotic Termination Schemes. (2012) PLoS Genet 8(12): e1003122 http://goo.gl/SbKrS #viaGoogle+ Google+: Reshared 5 times Google+: View post on Google+
How the mighty are fallen – move over Mimivirus, there’s a new Megavirus in town. Continue reading
New analysis suggests that the genes of giant nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses have been acquired by horizontal transfer from donors within the eukaryotic domain, and suggests that invoking an ancient “4th domain” for these viruses is not needed. Continue reading
Mimivirus is the largest virus identified to date. Besides its outstanding particle size, the genome of Mimivirus is also exceptional both in size and complexity. Continue reading
Some virus genomes are bigger than some bacterial genomes. Continue reading
Viruses with genomes greater than 300 kb and up to 1200 kb are being discovered with increasing frequency. These large viruses (often called giruses) can encode up to 900 proteins and also many tRNAs. Consequently, these viruses have more protein-encoding … Continue reading