An electron micrograph of a mimivirus. Photo: Handout An electron micrograph of a mimivirus. Photo: Handout
An electron micrograph of a mimivirus. Photo: Handout

China scientists discover giant viruses in the deepest place on Earth

  • Extreme conditions at the depths of the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific Ocean support the little-known mimivirus, researchers say
  • Some mimiviruses are large enough to be seen with the naked eye but are not believed to be harmful to humans

Topic |   China science
An electron micrograph of a mimivirus. Photo: Handout An electron micrograph of a mimivirus. Photo: Handout
An electron micrograph of a mimivirus. Photo: Handout
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