Fischer, Matthias
Matthias Fischer
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Working Groups

Working Groups

Viruses of Protists: Matthias Fischer

Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on the planet and have actively influenced the evolution of life since its very beginnings. Whereas viruses as pathogens of humans and livestock have been intensely studied for a century, much less is known about the majority of viruses – especially those that infect microbes. Protists are unicellular eukaryotes and harbor a wide spectrum of viruses, from small RNA viruses to giant DNA viruses.

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