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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 )

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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 (87)
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 (116)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 6:43 pm
Noted, thanks.

David C (75)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 7:28 pm

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Talya H (10)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:38 pm
Thanks for the share!!

Suzanne L (89)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:47 am
Yikes! Giant viruses.
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