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BMC Biology

, 12:51

First Online: 30 June 2014Received: 09 June 2014Accepted: 24 June 2014DOI: 10.1186-s12915-014-0051-y

Cite this article as: Katzourakis, A. & Aswad, A. BMC Biol 2014 12: 51. doi:10.1186-s12915-014-0051-y

Abstract

Giant viruses have revealed a number of surprises that challenge conventions on what constitutes a virus. The Samba virus newly isolated in Brazil expands the known distribution of giant mimiviruses to a near-global scale. These viruses, together with the transposon-related virophages that infect them, pose a number of questions about their evolutionary origins that need to be considered in the light of the complex entanglement between host, virus and virophage genomes.

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Author: Aris Katzourakis - Amr Aswad

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