Mollivirus sibericum: Scientists Discover New Giant Virus

The saga of giant Acanthamoeba-infecting viruses started in 2003 with the discovery of Mimivirus. Two additional types of giant viruses have been discovered since: the Pandoraviruses (Pandoravirus salinus and P. dulcis) and Pithovirus sibericum, the latter one revived from 30,000-year-old permafrost in Siberia. A team of French scientists now describes a fourth type of giant [...] —> Read More