Viruses of the Archaea: a unifying view

  title={Viruses of the Archaea: a unifying view},
  author={D. Prangishvili and P. Forterre and R. Garrett},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • D. Prangishvili, P. Forterre, R. Garrett
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • DNA viruses of the Archaea have highly diverse and often exceptionally complex morphotypes. Many have been isolated from geothermally heated hot environments, raising intriguing questions about their origins, and contradicting the widespread notion of limited biodiversity in extreme environments. Here, we provide a unifying view on archaeal viruses, and present them as a particular assemblage that is fundamentally different in morphotype and genome from the DNA viruses of the other two domains… CONTINUE READING
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