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Mimivirus isolated, genome amputated

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June 19, 2011
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In the absence of competition with other microorganisms, Mimivirus, the largest known DNA virus, loses 17% of its genome.

In the absence of competition with other microorganisms, Mimivirus, the largest known DNA virus, loses 17% of its genome. This has recently been demonstrated by a French-American collaboration including researchers from CNRS, the Université de la Méditerranée and the Université de Provence[1]. The results are published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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  1. M. Boyer, S. Azza, L. Barrassi, T. Klose, A. Campocasso, I. Pagnier, G. Fournous, A. Borg, C. Robert, X. Zhang, C. Desnues, B. Henrissat, M. G. Rossmann, B. La Scola, D. Raoult. Mimivirus shows dramatic genome reduction after intraamoebal culture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1101118108

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