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The Complex Nature of Tupanviruses.
Adv Virus Res. 2019; 103:135-166.AV

Abstract

The discovery of giant viruses revealed a new level of complexity in the virosphere, raising important questions about the diversity, ecology, and evolution of these viruses. The family Mimiviridae was the first group of amoebal giant viruses to be discovered (by Bernard La Scola and Didier Raoult team), containing viruses with structural and genetic features that challenged many concepts of classic virology. The tupanviruses are among the newest members of this family and exhibit structural, biological, and genetic features never previously observed in other giant viruses. The complexity of these viruses has put us one step forward toward the comprehension of giant virus biology and evolution, but also has raised important questions that still need to be addressed. In this chapter, we tell the history behind the discovery of one of the most complex viruses isolated to date, highlighting the unique features exhibited by tupanviruses, and discuss how these giant viruses have contributed to redefining limits for the virosphere.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratório de Vírus, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Laboratório de Vírus, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Laboratório de Vírus, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Laboratório de Vírus, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Laboratório de Vírus, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address: jonatas.abrahao@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30635075

Citation

Rodrigues, Rodrigo Araújo Lima, et al. "The Complex Nature of Tupanviruses." Advances in Virus Research, vol. 103, 2019, pp. 135-166.
Rodrigues RAL, Arantes TS, Oliveira GP, et al. The Complex Nature of Tupanviruses. Adv Virus Res. 2019;103:135-166.
Rodrigues, R. A. L., Arantes, T. S., Oliveira, G. P., Dos Santos Silva, L. K., & Abrahão, J. S. (2019). The Complex Nature of Tupanviruses. Advances in Virus Research, 103, 135-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aivir.2018.09.001
Rodrigues RAL, et al. The Complex Nature of Tupanviruses. Adv Virus Res. 2019;103:135-166. PubMed PMID: 30635075.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Complex Nature of Tupanviruses. AU - Rodrigues,Rodrigo Araújo Lima, AU - Arantes,Thalita Souza, AU - Oliveira,Graziele Pereira, AU - Dos Santos Silva,Ludmila Karen, AU - Abrahão,Jônatas Santos, Y1 - 2018/11/10/ PY - 2019/1/13/entrez PY - 2019/1/13/pubmed PY - 2019/4/24/medline KW - 18S-like intron KW - Genetic complexity KW - Host range KW - Mimiviridae KW - Translational apparatus KW - Tupanvirus KW - giant virus KW - virus evolution SP - 135 EP - 166 JF - Advances in virus research JO - Adv Virus Res VL - 103 N2 - The discovery of giant viruses revealed a new level of complexity in the virosphere, raising important questions about the diversity, ecology, and evolution of these viruses. The family Mimiviridae was the first group of amoebal giant viruses to be discovered (by Bernard La Scola and Didier Raoult team), containing viruses with structural and genetic features that challenged many concepts of classic virology. The tupanviruses are among the newest members of this family and exhibit structural, biological, and genetic features never previously observed in other giant viruses. The complexity of these viruses has put us one step forward toward the comprehension of giant virus biology and evolution, but also has raised important questions that still need to be addressed. In this chapter, we tell the history behind the discovery of one of the most complex viruses isolated to date, highlighting the unique features exhibited by tupanviruses, and discuss how these giant viruses have contributed to redefining limits for the virosphere. SN - 1557-8399 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30635075/The_Complex_Nature_of_Tupanviruses_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0065-3527(18)30044-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -