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Virophages are Organic Lake virophage.

Despite an increasing number of references regarding the virophage concept in the scientific literature, there is also some controversy about its definition as an independent group rather than being another example of satellite viruses [1][2]


The virophages have not yet classified into a genus or family. Known virophages include


  1. ^ Fischer MG (2012) Sputnik and Mavirus: more than just satellite viruses. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2011 Dec 5;10(1):88. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2676-c1
  2. ^ Krupovic M, Cvirkaite-Krupovic V. (2012) Sputnik and Mavirus: not more than just satellite viruses. Nat Rev Microbiol. 10(1):78. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2676-c2
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