Author's Note: How Giant Viruses Work
After talking to a couple of the most respected minds in the giant virus field of study, I'm confident that smaller viruses are much more of a threat to me than something that would attack amoeba. Even if that changes, I have hand sanitizer, and I'm not afraid to use it!
- Dell'Amore, Christine. "Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?" National Geographic. July 19, 2013 (Oct. 6, 2015) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130718-viruses-pandoraviruses-science-biology-evolution/
- New World Encyclopedia. "Amoeba." 2015 (Oct. 7, 2015) http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Amoeba
- Sirucek, Stefan. "Ancient 'Giant Virus' Revived From Siberian Permafrost." National Geographic. March 3, 2014 (Oct. 8, 2015) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140303-giant-virus-permafrost-siberia-pithovirus-pandoravirus-science/
- UPI Staff. "'Stupidity virus' discovered, scientists say." UPI. Nov. 11, 2014 (Oct. 9, 2015) http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/11/11/Stupidity-virus-discovered-scientists-say/5851415749459/
- Van Etten, James L. University of Nebraska. Oct. 7, 2015. Telephone interview.
- Wessner, D.R. "Discovery of the Giant Mimivirus." Nature Education. 2010 (Oct. 6, 2015) http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/discovery-of-the-giant-mimivirus-14402410
- Wilhelm, Steven D. Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee. Telephone interview, Oct. 6, 2015.