Range: Table - link kb
||Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus
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||"The recently discovered
Mimivirus is the largest known DNA virus. Its particle size (750 nm), genome length (1.2 million bp) and large gene repertoire (911 protein coding genes) blur the established boundaries between viruses and parasitic cellular organisms." 1,181,404 bp according to primary source. Of the ORFs there are protein coding genes previously not found in viruses such as amino-acyl transfer RNA synthetases. This genome is over twice the size of next-largest virus, Bacillus phage G with 497.5kb. See table link. There are at least 27 known cellular genomes smaller than this. See table 2 in Reference. See Abergel et al., 2007 PMID 17855524, p.12406 left column top paragraph:"Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus is the largest known
DNA virus. Its particle size (750 nm), genome length (1.2 million bp), and large gene repertoire (>910 protein-coding genes) blur the established boundaries between viruses and parasitic cellular organisms (primary source)."