They Might Be (Viral) Giants | GenomeWeb

A few years ago, researchers discovered the largest viral genome on the planet — that of the Mimivirus, which infects freshwater amoeba. It's genome contains more than 1 million base pairs, and encodes genes that had previously only been found in living cells, according to Ars Technica's John Timmer.

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