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Phycodnaviruses: A Peek At Genetic Diversity, David Dunigan, Lisa A. Fitzgerald, James L. Van Etten Apr 2006

Phycodnaviruses: A Peek At Genetic Diversity, David Dunigan, Lisa A. Fitzgerald, James L. Van Etten

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The family Phycodnaviridae encompasses a diverse collection of large icosahedral, dsDNA viruses infecting algae. These viruses have genomes ranging from 160 to 560 kb. The family consists of six genera based initially on host range and supported by sequence comparisons. The family is monophyletic with branches for each genus, but the phycodnaviruses have evolutionary roots that connect with several other families of large DNA viruses, referred to as the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV). The genomes of members in three genera in the Phycodnaviridae have recently been sequenced and the purpose of this manuscript is to summarize these data. The ...