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Zamilon, a Novel Virophage with Mimiviridae Host Specificity
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By co-culturing amoebae with purified Zamilon, it is found that the virophage is able to multiply with members of groups B and C of the Mimiviridae family but not with viruses from group A. Expand
Complete genome sequence of Tunisvirus, a new member of the proposed family Marseilleviridae
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Phylogeny reconstructions and analysis of the gene repertoires of marseilleviruses, including the proportion of orthologs and the mean amino acid identity between genes in pairs, suggest that the proposed family MarseillevIRidae encompasses three lineages. Expand
First Isolation of a Marseillevirus in the Diptera Syrphidae Eristalis tenax
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The isolation of a Marseillevirus from an insect expands the diversity of environments in which giant viruses have been isolated, and illustrates the putative role of amoeba in lateral gene transfer not only between the organisms it phagocytoses, but also between organisms living in the same environment. Expand
First isolation of Mimivirus in a patient with pneumonia.
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This work isolated a Mimivirus (LBA111), the largest virus ever isolated in a human sample, from a 72-year-old woman presenting with pneumonia, establishing that mimiviruses can be associated with pneumonia. Expand
A Decade of Improvements in Mimiviridae and Marseilleviridae Isolation from Amoeba
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The procedures used to build the world's largest unique collection of giant viruses are detailed and paves the way for the high-throughput isolation of new isolates to improve the record of giant virus distribution in the environment and the determination of their pangenome. Expand
High-throughput isolation of giant viruses of the Mimiviridae and Marseilleviridae families in the Tunisian environment.
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A high-throughput method to detect amoebae lysis on agar plates that allows the testing of hundreds of samples in a few days is implemented and demonstrates that this technique can be used for the evaluation and characterization of large collections of giant viruses to provide insight into understanding their ecology. Expand
First Isolation of a Giant Virus from Wild Hirudo medicinalis Leech: Mimiviridae isolation in Hirudo medicinalis
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The presence of Mimividae in the same ecological niche as wild Hirudo may explain the presence of the mimivirus in the digestive tract of the leech, and patients treated with leeches should be surveyed to investigate a possible connection. Expand
Legionella tunisiensis sp. nov. and Legionella massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from environmental water samples.
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Results support the proposal that these two isolates represent novel members of the genus Legionella, and it is proposed to name them Legionella tunisiensis sp.nov and Legionella massiliensis sp. Expand
Alcohol Disinfection Procedure for Isolating Giant Viruses from Contaminated Samples
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The results demonstrate that ethanol treatment can be used to evaluate large collections of environmental samples for the presence of giant viruses and to provide insight into understanding their ecology. Expand
Genome Sequence of Legionella tunisiensis Strain LegMT, a New Legionella Species Isolated from Hypersaline Lake Water
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The genome of Legionella tunisiensis is a gammaproteobacterium from the class Legionellaceae, growing in amoebae and contains 4,747 protein-coding genes and 38 RNA genes, including 3 rRNA genes. Expand
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