Genome size

Value 1.259 Mb Range: encoding 1120 proteins Mb
Organism Virus Megavirus chilensis
Reference Philippe N et al., Pandoraviruses: amoeba viruses with genomes up to 2.5 Mb reaching that of parasitic eukaryotes. Science. 2013 Jul 19 341(6143):281-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1239181. p.281 middle columnPubMed ID23869018
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Comments "In the past decade, several Mimivirus relatives have been fully characterized, including the largest known viral genome of Megavirus chilensis (1.259 Mb encoding 1120 proteins) (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
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