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|Group:||Group I (dsDNA)|
|(unranked):||Nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses|
MGVC is usually referred to as just “Megavirus”. Until the discovery of pandoraviruses in 2013 it had the largest capsid diameter of all known viruses, and the largest and most complex genome among all known viruses.
References[change | change source]
- Arslan D. et al (2011). "Distant Mimivirus relative with a larger genome highlights the fundamental features of Megaviridae". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (42): 17486–91. . . .
- Raoult D. et al (2004). "The 1.2-megabase genome sequence of Mimivirus". Science 306 (5700): 1344–50. . .