Pandoravirus, bigger and unlike anything seen before

Pandoraviruses, which are physically and genetically unlike any previously known viruses, are now the biggest known viruses.The discovery of the giant Mimivirus and Megavirus amazed virologists (and also many others). Their virions (750 nanometers) and DNA genomes (1,259,000 base pairs) were the biggest ever discovered, shattering the notions that viruses could not be seen with a light microscope, and that viral genomes were smaller than bacterial genomes.

See on www.virology.ws

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