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Amazing structural diversity of giant virus-like particles in forest soil – publication

Article about strange viruses discovered in a Boston forest.

New images reveal the varied — and sometimes whimsical — shapes of hundreds of potential soil-dwelling giant viruses. One shape is dubbed “haircut” for its fibers that bristle like freshly buzzed hair. “Gorgon” has tubelike appendages snaking from its shell. And flaps poking out of “turtle” resemble the reptile’s head, limbs and tail, virologist Matthias Fischer and colleagues report June 30 at bioRxiv.org.

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Giant virus resurrected from 30,000-year-old ice


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