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. 2019 Oct;55(5):574-591.
doi: 10.1007/s11262-019-01684-w. Epub 2019 Jul 9.

Protozoal Giant Viruses: Agents Potentially Infectious to Humans and Animals

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Protozoal Giant Viruses: Agents Potentially Infectious to Humans and Animals

Beata Tokarz-Deptuła et al. Virus Genes. .
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The discovery of giant viruses has revolutionised the knowledge on viruses and transformed the idea of three domains of life. Here, we discuss the known protozoal giant viruses and their potential to infect also humans and animals.

Keywords: Giant virus; Protozoa; Virophage.

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