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Mimivirus

Mimivirus

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Illustration of a mimivirus. Mimivirus is a giant virus isolated in 2003 in the ameba Acanthamoeba polyphaga. It has a capsid of 400 nm of diameter, that is bigger than certain bacteria and visible in optical microscopy. Its name is short for mimicking microbe virus).

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