Is Yaravirus brasiliensi a completely new type of virus?

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Asked on 2020-02-13 14:01:46
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Pendulum World wrote on 13th of February 2020
Yes, it is !


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Scientists have identified a strange new type of virus with a genome that is almost entirely unknown to science.
The mysterious pathogen, which was discovered in an artificial lake within the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, has been named Yaravirus brasiliensis after a mythological water queen.
It is particularly notable because it has a genome unlike that of any previously described virus.
'Most of the known viruses of amoeba have been seen to share many features that eventually prompted authors to classify them into common evolutionary groups,' the researchers wrote.


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