Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Gigantic Dormant Virus Found by Scientists in Siberia
9.09.2015 15:48
Gigantic Dormant Virus Found by Scientists in Siberia

Russian and French scientists discovered an earlier unknown type of a gigantic virus in Siberia.

      As the France-Presse Agency reports, the virus found in permafrost was named Mollivirus sibericum. According to experts, the virus particles stayed in soil for about 30 thousand years.

      Unlike the majority of viruses, Mollivirus sibericum thanks to its enormous size is visible even by a simple optical microscope. Scientists established that, despite its long stay in permafrost, the virus has DNA samples kept intact.

      French scientists decided to experiment and recover Mollivirus sibericum by placing its particles on several amoebas. It turned out to be quite enough for the virus to come to life again and infect the living organisms.



Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Viruses Russian Medicine Siberia Permafrost  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian science  flood  Russian tourism  Yudashkin  Counts  accommodation in Russia  Moscow  ENEA  Dinosaurs  Central House of Artist  Russian education  Yury Vizbor  match-fixing  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Film Distribution  Russian business  Athletics  Sochi  Museums of Izhevsk  Film Festivals  Russian Cinema  Russian scientists  Russian rouble  Russian society  Lent  Russian culture  Pavel Chukhray  Pskov  US sanctions  Tyumen  Sakhalin  Kremlin  Vitaly Solomin  Theater for Children  Russian retail chains  Russian religion  Periodic Table  Russian economy  Woodcarving  St. Petersburg  protest actions  Mikhail Prokhorov  PhotoVisa Festival  poll  Russian Poetry  Turgoyak  Vsevolozhsk  Nilov Monastery  Metro Gallery 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites