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TitleFirst isolation of a giant virus in wild Hirudo medecinalis leech
Study TypeOther
Abstract We describe the isolation, by coculture on Acanthamoeba sp., of a giant virus from the family of Mimiviridae from a wild specimen of a medical leech Hirudo medicinalis. It was named Hirudovirus. The Hirudovirus genome was sequenced on the 454 Roche sequencer device. A rough analyis of this genome .. [more]
Description We describe the isolation, by coculture on Acanthamoeba sp., of a giant virus from the family of Mimiviridae from a wild specimen of a medical leech Hirudo medicinalis. It was named Hirudovirus. The Hirudovirus genome was sequenced on the 454 Roche sequencer device. A rough analyis of this genome .. [more]
Center NameUnite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE) CNRS, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France