PAV1, the first virus-like particle isolated from a hyperthermophilic euryarchaeote, "Pyrococcus abyssi".

Abstract

We describe the first virus-like particle of a hyperthermophilic euryarchaeote which was discovered in a strain of "Pyrococcus abyssi" previously characterized in our laboratory. This particle, named PAV1, is lemon-shaped (120 nm x 80 nm), with a short tail terminated by fibers, and resembles the virus SSV1, the type member of the Fuselloviridae, isolated… (More)

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