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Mar 30, 2019



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End music – The Happy Monster by Chubby Jackson and his Orchestra. 1948


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Philippe et al 2013 Science


Acanthomoeba diversity

Geisen et al 2014 Parisitology Res

Montoya et al 2018 Exp Parisitol


Molecular details of Pandoravirus

Legendre et al 2018 Nat Comm

Andrade et al 2018 Virology Journal

Brown et al Appl Environ Microbiol. 1982 Aug;44(2):491-3 (Phylogenetic tree including Acanthamoeba)

Viruses in ballast water of supertankers

Hwang et al Marine Pollution Bulletin 2018 December 137

Special thanks to Rob, Todd and Pete for last minute feedback