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JGI Discovers Giant Viruses in Forest Soils

Giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem by researchers from the Joint Genome Institute and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst using a “mini-metagenomics” approach. As the name implies, giant viruses are characterized by disproportionately large genomes and virions that house the viruses’ genetic material. More>