Genomes of Huge Viruses Trace at ‘Fourth Domain’ of Life

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Pandoraviruses infect amoebae and are greater than some bacteria. Graphic: Chantal Abergel/Jean-Michel Claverie The organism was at first known as NLF, for “new life form”. Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel, evolutionary biologists at Aix-Marseille University in France, identified it in a h2o sample gathered off the coast of Chile, exactly…