Meet the giants among viruses

The list of these mega-sized entities continues to grow


SUPERSIZE ME   The more scientists look, the more giant viruses pop up. The viral behemoths, which largely infect amoebas, may be common worldwide. 

Clockwise from top left: P. Colson; J. Andreani et al/J. of Virology 2017; © IGS CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ.; Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie

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