Pandoravirus Celtis Illustrates the Microevolution Processes at Work in the Giant Pandoraviridae Genomes

@article{Legendre2018PandoravirusCI,
  title={Pandoravirus Celtis Illustrates the Microevolution Processes at Work in the Giant Pandoraviridae Genomes},
  author={Matthieu Legendre and Jean-Marie Alempic and Nad{\`e}ge Philippe and Audrey Lartigue and Sandra Jeudy and Olivier Poirot and Ngan Thi Ta and S{\'e}bastien Nin and Yohann Cout{\'e} and Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={10}
}
With genomes of up to 2.7 Mb propagated in μm-long oblong particles and initially predicted to encode more than 2000 proteins, members of the Pandoraviridae family display the most extreme features of the known viral world. The mere existence of such giant viruses raises fundamental questions about their origin and the processes governing their evolution. A previous analysis of six newly available isolates, independently confirmed by a study including 3 others, established that the… 

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