DNA from giant viruses drives algae evolution

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Washington DC (UPI) Nov 18, 2020

The world's most well-studied viruses are tiny viruses that make us sick, but Earth hosts a great diversity of viruses, many of them harmless, some of them giant and most of them poorly understood. According to a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, genetic fragments from giant viruses, especially those from the nucleo-cytoplasmic large DNA virus family, are surprisingl

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