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In 2003, Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus, also known as mimivirus, was the first giant virus to be described. It's larger than many bacteria, and was found in a water sample from a hospital cooling tower in England. Didier Raoult/Science Source hide caption

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In Giant Virus Genes, Hints About Their Mysterious Origin

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