Giant virus, Klosneuvirus, artwork

Giant virus, Klosneuvirus, artwork

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Caption: Computer artwork depicting a Klosneuvirus, a novel group of giant viruses found at a wastewater treatment in Klosterneuburg, Austria. Giant viruses are characterized by disproportionately large genomes and virions that house viruses' genetic material. They can encode several genes potentially involved in protein biosynthesis, a unique feature which has led to diverging hypotheses about the origins of these viruses.The predicted hosts for the Klosneuviruses are protists (in the image cells sourronding the cental virus), single-celled eukaryotic microorganisms, and while their direct impacts on protists are not yet worked out, these giant viruses are thought to have a large impact on these protists that help regulate the planet's biogeochemical cycles.They are affiliated with Mimiviruses, the first giant viruses discovered.

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Keywords: austria, biosynthesis, cells, cgi, digitally generated, encode.genes, eukaryotic, genetic, genome, genomes, giant, klosneuvirus, klosterneuburg, large, microorganisms, mimiviruses, protein, protists, single-celled, virion, virions, virus, viruses

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