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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once thought to be tiny and containing only a handful of genes, viruses have been redefined over the past decade by the discoveries of specimens the size of bacteria that contain 1,000 genes or more. According to a newly published report in the journal Science, French researchers have discovered a virus 1,000 times larger than the flu virus and which has almost 2,600 genes - the biggest virus known to date....


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