Diversity of virophages in metagenomic data sets.


Virophages, e.g., Sputnik, Mavirus, and Organic Lake virophage (OLV), are unusual parasites of giant double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses, yet little is known about their diversity. Here, we describe the global distribution, abundance, and genetic diversity of virophages based on analyzing and mapping comprehensive metagenomic databases. The results reveal a… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JVI.03398-12


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@article{Zhou2013DiversityOV, title={Diversity of virophages in metagenomic data sets.}, author={Jinglie Zhou and Weijia Zhang and Shuling Yan and Jinzhou Xiao and Yuanyuan Zhang and Bailin Li and Yingjie Pan and Yongjie Wang}, journal={Journal of virology}, year={2013}, volume={87 8}, pages={4225-36} }