Researchers discover a new virus with no recognizable genes.
The enigmatic giant virus is a recently discovered subclass of extremely large viruses infecting eukaryotic organisms. These viruses are characterized by the large size of their virions. They also contain many undescribed genes not found in other life forms encoding hundreds to thousands of proteins. Another important trademark of this virus is their visibility under a light microscope. Currently, the representation of giant viruses is … Continue reading Researchers discover a new virus with no recognizable genes.