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Study of Giant Viruses Shakes Up Tree of Life


Science & Tech  (tags: analysis, Biology, dimension, evidence, evolution, Institute, life, science, University of Illinois crop sciences, Institute for Genomic Biology, , BMC Evolutionary Biology )

Judy
- 735 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued.



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Bianca D. (86)
Friday September 14, 2012, 9:46 pm
Giant viruses?! Whoa. You'd think big-ass-ole microbes like *that* wouldn't escape notice! Something tells me we'll be hearing more about these "spreaders of information" (I love that concept!). Cool!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 6:43 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Dave C. (214)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 7:28 pm
interesting.
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 10:57 pm
Oxymoron
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:53 am
ty
 

monka blank (74)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:04 pm
amazing.
 

Tal H. (8)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:38 pm
Thanks for the share!!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:47 am
Yikes! Giant viruses.
 
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