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Giant Viruses

Known as: Virus, Giant, Viruses, Giant, Giant Virus 
DNA viruses that have genomes up to several megabases in length and infect primarily single-celled EUKARYOTES.
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2015
Highly Cited
2015
ABSTRACT Giant viruses are protist-associated viruses belonging to the proposed order Megavirales; almost all have been isolated… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Zeus' Revenge Sediment-dwelling amoebae appear to have an unhappy affinity for huge viruses. Giant icosahedral Mimiviruses with… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Comprehensive determination of the microbial composition of the gut microbiota and the relationships with health and disease are… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
A distinct class of infectious agents, the virophages that infect giant viruses of the Mimiviridae family, has been recently… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
As major consumers of heterotrophic bacteria and phytoplankton, microzooplankton are a critical link in aquatic foodwebs. Here… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Giant viruses such as Mimivirus isolated from amoeba found in aquatic habitats show biological sophistication comparable to that… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BackgroundAlthough capable to evolve, viruses are generally considered non-living entities because they are acellular and devoid… Expand
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Review
2006
Review
2006
The recently discovered Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus is the largest known DNA virus. Its particle size (750 nm), genome… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
During a study following a pneumonia outbreak in 1992, a microorganism growing in amoebae and resembling a small Gram-positive… Expand
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Review
1999
Review
1999
Paramecium bursaria chlorella virus (PBCV-1) is the prototype of a family of large, icosahedral, plaque-forming, double-stranded… Expand
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