Mimiviridae

VIRION

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Icosahedral capsid of 400 nm in diameter, with a symmetry between T=972 and T=1141 or T=1200 (H=19+/-1, K=19+/-1). 125 nm long closely packed fibres projecting out from the casid surface (750 nm total length). The capsid contains the internal core surrounded by an internal lipid layer. A five-fold axe display a starfish-shaped structure (pubmed)

GENOME

Monopartite, linear, dsDNA genome of of 1200 kb. Encodes for 911 ORF.

GENE EXPRESSION

REPLICATION