An ssDNA virus infecting archaea: a new lineage of viruses with a membrane envelope

@article{Pietil2009AnSV,
  title={An ssDNA virus infecting archaea: a new lineage of viruses with a membrane envelope},
  author={Maija K. Pietil{\"a} and Elina Roine and Lars Paulin and Nisse Kalkkinen and Dennis H. Bamford},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72}
}
Archaeal organisms are generally known as diverse extremophiles, but they play a crucial role also in moderate environments. So far, only about 50 archaeal viruses have been described in some detail. Despite this, unusual viral morphotypes within this group have been reported. Interestingly, all isolated archaeal viruses have a double‐stranded DNA (dsDNA) genome. To further characterize the diversity of archaeal viruses, we screened highly saline water samples for archaea and their viruses… 

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