Giant zombie virus pulled from permafrost

World’s largest virus discovered in 30,000-year-old frozen soil

ENORMOUS MICROBE  The largest virus ever discovered, Pithovirus sibericum, has been resurrected from 30,000-year-old- permafrost. In this electron microscope image and false-colored micrograph, the 1.5-micrometer-long virus rests in an amoeba cell.

JuliaBartoli and Chantal Abergel, IGS and CNRS-AMU

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