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A Student's Guide to giant Viruses Infecting Small Eukaryotes: From Acanthamoeba to Zooxanthellae
Viruses
  • Steven W. Wilhelm, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jordan T. Bird, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Kyle S. Bonifer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Benjamin C. Calfee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Tian Chen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Samantha R. Coy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • P. Jackson Gainer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Eric R. Gann, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Huston T Heatherly, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jasper Lee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Xiaolang Liang, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jiang Liu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • April C. Armes, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Mohammad Moniruzzaman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • J. Hunter Rice, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Joshua M.A. Stough, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Robert N. Tams, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Evan P. Williams, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Gary R. LeCleir, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-17-2017
DOI
10.3390/v9030046
Abstract

The discovery of infectious particles that challenge conventional thoughts concerning “what is a virus” has led to the evolution a new field of study in the past decade. Here, we review knowledge and information concerning “giant viruses”, with a focus not only on some of the best studied systems, but also provide an effort to illuminate systems yet to be better resolved. We conclude by demonstrating that there is an abundance of new host–virus systems that fall into this “giant” category, demonstrating that this field of inquiry presents great opportunities for future research.

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This article was published openly thanks to the University of Tennessee Open Publishing Support Fund.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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Citation Information
Wilhelm, Steven W., Jordan T. Bird, Kyle S. Bonifer, Benjamin C. Calfee, Tian Chen, Samantha R. Coy, P. Jackson Gainer, Eric R. Gann, Huston T. Heatherly, Jasper Lee, Xiaolong Liang, Jiang Liu, April C. Armes, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, J. Hunter Rice, Joshua M. A. Stough, Robert N. Tams, Evan P. Williams, and Gary R. LeCleir, “A Student’s Guide to Giant Viruses Infecting Small Eukaryotes: from Acanthamoeba to Zooxanthellae,” Viruses 9, 3 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v9030046