LOOK AT THE FUZZY VIRUS!!
I want to flop its ears!
Or… ‘cowlicks’… whatever…
They call him MEGAVIRUS!
1,259,197 bp genome (Mimi has 1,181,549. HIV-1 about 10,000).
1,120 protein coding genes (Mimi has 979. HIV-1 has 9).
I know there is some really cool evolutionary biology in this paper, but right now I just want to snuggle with the little ooga booga!