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World’s biggest virus discovered in ocean depths near Chile | Technology News Blog - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

World’s biggest virus discovered in ocean depths near Chile | Technology News Blog - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Megavirus nudges out Mimivirus, the former heavyweight champion of the viral world Billionaire adventurer Richard Branson may have large-scale plans for deep sea exploration , but a new ocean discovery makes big waves on a microscopic level. A team of researchers trawling the ocean floor have just published their findings of the world's new largest virus, found lurking off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile. It's so big, it's actual scientific name is Megavirus chilensis — and you can even view it with a basic light microscope. The previous virus record holder was Mimivirus , which boasted the largest diameter of any virus to date until Megavirus came along. The virus' DNA features 1,259,197 base pairs, which encode some parasitic bacteria-like features. Unlike a virus, bacteria is a cellular organism — a virus can only infect and replicate itself within the cells of other org...

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