Giant viruses overlapping in size and genome complexity with unicellular organisms are among the most unexpected discoveries of the last 15 years in virology. Yet they are in turn considered evolutionary freak by some, or precious living fossils of ancestral life forms by others. Our comparative analysis of 6 strains of the spectacular Pandoraviridae family now suggests that their giant genomes may be actively breeding new proteins and functions. See it on Scoop.it, via Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from Virology.uvic.ca
Giant pandoraviruses create their own genes.
Source: Viral Bioinformatics

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