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The largest known virus (Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus, APMV) with a capsid diameter of 400 nm and a linear double-stranded DNA genome (1.2 Mbp) encoding more than 900 genes (comparable to some rickettsias). Probably one of the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA virus group. It may cause some forms of pneumonia.

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