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A new giant virus found in the waters of Oahu, Hawaii


May 4, 2018

Researchers at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education at the University of Hawaii at Mânoa have characterized a new, unusually large virus that infects common marine algae. Found in the coastal waters off Oahu, Hawaii, it contains the biggest genome ever sequenced for a virus infecting a photosynthetic organism.Full Story

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

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