pithovirus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

pithovirus (plural pithoviruses)

  1. Any of the genus Pithovirus of giant viruses known from one species, Pithovirus sibericum, which infects amoebas[1][2].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 March 3, Ed Yong, “Giant virus resurrected from 30,000-year-old ice : Nature News & Comment”, Nature, DOI:10.1038/nature.2014.14801: 
  2. ^ Morelle, Rebecca, "30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life'", BBC News, 3 March 2014.

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