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Virus That Infects a Widespread Marine Phagocytic Protist Is a New Member of the Fourth Domain of Life

By Colson Philippe, Gimenez Gregory, Boyer Mickaël, Fournous Ghislain and Raoult Didier


(CroV), was released. The present work aimed to determine if CroV supports the fourth domain of Life hypothesis., and NCLDVs, including CroV. ancestor.This further analysis of the gene repertoire of CroV consolidated the fourth domain of Life hypothesis and contributed to outline a functional pan-genome for giant viruses infecting phagocytic protistan grazers

Publisher: Public Library of Science
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018935
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