Sputnikvirus

Satellite virus: infection requires host cell to be co-infected with Mimivirus

VIRION

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Non-enveloped, capsid of 50 nm in diameter with a icosahedral T=27 symmetry .

GENOME

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Circular, dsDNA genome of of 17.2-18.3 kb. Encodes for 20-21 ORF.

GENE EXPRESSION

Undocumented

REPLICATION

Undocumented