The Mimivirus

By: Rebecca Kaplan & Jennifer Koch
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“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”


Albert Szent-GyorgyiUS (Hungarian-born) biochemist (1893 - 1986)

There are millions of species in the world that have yet to be discovered. The recent and accidental discovery of the Mimivirus by the prepared minds of scientists has uncovered new knowledge regarding the many unique qualities a virus can obtain.


Characteristics and Origin


Genomics and Phylogeny