Haloviruses of archaea, bacteria, and eukaryotes.

@article{Atanasova2015HalovirusesOA,
  title={Haloviruses of archaea, bacteria, and eukaryotes.},
  author={Nina S. Atanasova and Hanna M Oksanen and Dennis Henry Bamford},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={40-8}
}
Hypersaline environments up to near saturation are rich reservoirs of extremophilic viruses. One milliliter of salt water may contain up to 10(9) viruses which can also be trapped inside salt crystals. To date, most of the ∼100 known halovirus isolates infect extremely halophilic archaea, although a few bacterial and eukaryotic viruses have also been described. These isolates comprise tailed and tailless icosahedral, pleomorphic, and lemon-shaped viruses which have been classified according to… CONTINUE READING
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