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Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus and other giant viruses: an open field to outstanding discoveries.

Abrahão JS, Dornas FP, Silva LC, Almeida GM, Boratto PV, Colson P, La Scola B, Kroon EG.

Virol J. 2014 Jun 30;11:120. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-11-120. Review.


Mimivirus: leading the way in the discovery of giant viruses of amoebae.

Colson P, La Scola B, Levasseur A, Caetano-Anollés G, Raoult D.

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2017 Apr;15(4):243-254. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2016.197. Epub 2017 Feb 27. Review.


Samba virus: a novel mimivirus from a giant rain forest, the Brazilian Amazon.

Campos RK, Boratto PV, Assis FL, Aguiar ER, Silva LC, Albarnaz JD, Dornas FP, Trindade GS, Ferreira PP, Marques JT, Robert C, Raoult D, Kroon EG, La Scola B, Abrahão JS.

Virol J. 2014 May 14;11:95. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-11-95.


Growing a giant: evaluation of the virological parameters for mimivirus production.

Abrahão JS, Boratto P, Dornas FP, Silva LC, Campos RK, Almeida GM, Kroon EG, La Scola B.

J Virol Methods. 2014 Oct;207:6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2014.06.001. Epub 2014 Jun 24.


Amoebas as mimivirus bunkers: increased resistance to UV light, heat and chemical biocides when viruses are carried by amoeba hosts.

Boratto PV, Dornas FP, Andrade KR, Rodrigues R, Peixoto F, Silva LC, La Scola B, Costa AO, de Almeida GM, Kroon EG, Abrahão JS.

Arch Virol. 2014 May;159(5):1039-43. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1924-z. Epub 2013 Nov 26.


Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus stability in environmental and clinical substrates: implications for virus detection and isolation.

Dornas FP, Silva LC, de Almeida GM, Campos RK, Boratto PV, Franco-Luiz AP, La Scola B, Ferreira PC, Kroon EG, Abrahão JS.

PLoS One. 2014 Feb 3;9(2):e87811. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087811. eCollection 2014.


Broad spectrum of mimiviridae virophage allows its isolation using a mimivirus reporter.

Gaia M, Pagnier I, Campocasso A, Fournous G, Raoult D, La Scola B.

PLoS One. 2013 Apr 15;8(4):e61912. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061912. Print 2013.


Mimivirus Fibrils Are Important for Viral Attachment to the Microbial World by a Diverse Glycoside Interaction Repertoire.

Rodrigues RA, dos Santos Silva LK, Dornas FP, de Oliveira DB, Magalhães TF, Santos DA, Costa AO, de Macêdo Farias L, Magalhães PP, Bonjardim CA, Kroon EG, La Scola B, Cortines JR, Abrahão JS.

J Virol. 2015 Dec;89(23):11812-9. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01976-15. Epub 2015 Sep 16.


First isolation of Mimivirus in a patient with pneumonia.

Saadi H, Pagnier I, Colson P, Cherif JK, Beji M, Boughalmi M, Azza S, Armstrong N, Robert C, Fournous G, La Scola B, Raoult D.

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;57(4):e127-34. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit354. Epub 2013 May 24.


Ultrastructural characterization of the giant volcano-like virus factory of Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus.

Suzan-Monti M, La Scola B, Barrassi L, Espinosa L, Raoult D.

PLoS One. 2007 Mar 28;2(3):e328.


"Marseilleviridae", a new family of giant viruses infecting amoebae.

Colson P, Pagnier I, Yoosuf N, Fournous G, La Scola B, Raoult D.

Arch Virol. 2013 Apr;158(4):915-20. doi: 10.1007/s00705-012-1537-y. Epub 2012 Nov 29.


Draft genome sequences of Terra1 and Terra2 viruses, new members of the family Mimiviridae isolated from soil.

Yoosuf N, Pagnier I, Fournous G, Robert C, Raoult D, La Scola B, Colson P.

Virology. 2014 Mar;452-453:125-32. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2013.12.032. Epub 2014 Jan 31.


Related giant viruses in distant locations and different habitats: Acanthamoeba polyphaga moumouvirus represents a third lineage of the Mimiviridae that is close to the megavirus lineage.

Yoosuf N, Yutin N, Colson P, Shabalina SA, Pagnier I, Robert C, Azza S, Klose T, Wong J, Rossmann MG, La Scola B, Raoult D, Koonin EV.

Genome Biol Evol. 2012;4(12):1324-30. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs109.


First isolation of a giant virus from wild Hirudo medicinalis leech: Mimiviridae isolation in Hirudo medicinalis.

Boughalmi M, Pagnier I, Aherfi S, Colson P, Raoult D, La Scola B.

Viruses. 2013 Nov 27;5(12):2920-30. doi: 10.3390/v5122920.


Vaccinia-like cytoplasmic replication of the giant Mimivirus.

Mutsafi Y, Zauberman N, Sabanay I, Minsky A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 30;107(13):5978-82. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0912737107. Epub 2010 Mar 15.


Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus prevents amoebal encystment-mediating serine proteinase expression and circumvents cell encystment.

Boratto P, Albarnaz JD, Almeida GM, Botelho L, Fontes AC, Costa AO, Santos Dde A, Bonjardim CA, La Scola B, Kroon EG, Abrahão JS.

J Virol. 2015 Mar;89(5):2962-5. doi: 10.1128/JVI.03177-14. Epub 2014 Dec 17.


High-throughput isolation of giant viruses of the Mimiviridae and Marseilleviridae families in the Tunisian environment.

Boughalmi M, Saadi H, Pagnier I, Colson P, Fournous G, Raoult D, La Scola B.

Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jul;15(7):2000-7. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12068. Epub 2013 Jan 9.


Mimiviruses: Replication, Purification, and Quantification.

Abrahão JS, Oliveira GP, Ferreira da Silva LC, Dos Santos Silva LK, Kroon EG, La Scola B.

Curr Protoc Microbiol. 2016 May 6;41:14G.1.1-14G.1.13. doi: 10.1002/cpmc.2.


Complete genome sequence of Courdo11 virus, a member of the family Mimiviridae.

Yoosuf N, Pagnier I, Fournous G, Robert C, La Scola B, Raoult D, Colson P.

Virus Genes. 2014 Apr;48(2):218-23. doi: 10.1007/s11262-013-1016-x. Epub 2013 Dec 1.


Pandoraviruses: amoeba viruses with genomes up to 2.5 Mb reaching that of parasitic eukaryotes.

Philippe N, Legendre M, Doutre G, Couté Y, Poirot O, Lescot M, Arslan D, Seltzer V, Bertaux L, Bruley C, Garin J, Claverie JM, Abergel C.

Science. 2013 Jul 19;341(6143):281-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1239181. Erratum in: Science. 2013 Sep 27;341(6153):1452.

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