Herpes-Type Virus Particles Associated with a Fungus

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Science  25 Aug 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4050, pp. 696-697
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4050.696


A cultutre of the fungus Thraustochytrium, isolated from an estuary, was infected by ani enveloped virus. The nucleocapsid measured 110 nanometers in diameter and containied a core of DNA. The virus replicated in the nucleus. These findings stronigly suggest that the particles are a herpes-type virus.