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Latest Jean-Michel Claverie Stories

Siberian Permafrost Reveals Ancient Giant Virus, Remains Infectious
2014-03-04 08:20:09

Giant viruses may seem like the latest creation in a Hollywood B movie production, but the recent discovery of a larger-than-life virus buried in ice is definitely no science-fiction tale.

Largest Virus Ever Discovered
2013-07-19 11:40:30

According to a newly published report in the journal Science, French researchers have discovered a virus 1,000 times bigger than the flu virus and which has almost 2,600 genes - the largest virus known to date.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.