News tagged with giant viruses

New type of virus found in the ocean

A type of virus that dominates water samples taken from the world's oceans has long escaped analysis because it has characteristics that standard tests can't detect. However, researchers at MIT and the Albert Einstein College ...

dateJan 24, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Giant virus revealed in 3-D using X-ray laser

For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in General Physics
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Novel group of giant viruses discovered

Viruses have a ubiquitous presence in the world. Their population is estimated to be 1031, 10 times greater than the nonillion (1030) of microbes on the planet—a figure that surpasses the number of stars in the Milky Way. ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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