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25th September 2013

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Pandoravirus - a genus of very large viruses, with genomes much larger than those of any other known type of virus. Like the other very large viruses Mimivirus and Megavirus, Pandoravirus infects amoebas, but its genome, containing 1.9 to 2.5 megabases of DNA, is twice as large as that of Megavirus, and it differs greatly from the other large viruses in appearance and in genome structure. The Pandoravirus is large enough to be seen in an ordinary microscope (about 1 micrometer).

Language of Life

Pandoravirus - a genus of very large viruses, with genomes much larger than those of any other known type of virus. Like the other very large viruses Mimivirus and Megavirus, Pandoravirus infects amoebas, but its genome, containing 1.9 to 2.5 megabases of DNA, is twice as large as that of Megavirus, and it differs greatly from the other large viruses in appearance and in genome structure.

The Pandoravirus is large enough to be seen in an ordinary microscope (about 1 micrometer).

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