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Marseilleviridae is a family of double stranded DNA viruses. It is a member of the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses clade.
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There is one genus (Marseillevirus) in this family and one species within this genus currently recognised. It was originally grouped with the Mimivirus but subsequent studies showed it to be only distantly related.
Additional species has since been recognised. The first member of this family recognised has been named Acanthamoeba polyphaga marseillevirus. A second member is Acanthamoeba castellanii lausannevirus. Two additional viruses have been isolated but have yet to be named.
- Colson P, Pagnier I, Yoosuf N, Fournous G, La Scola B, Raoult D (2012) "Marseilleviridae", a new family of giant viruses infecting amoebae. Arch Virol