A sea of herpes that is harmless to humans


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oceans and climate

Last spring, we told you about the strange herpes-like viruses that proliferate in our oceans – mirusviruses.

Here’s a look back at this unusual discovery of an ocean of herpes that is harmless to humans, and a video explanation by the CEA.

This incredible discovery is the result of 5 years of research work carried out at the Genoscope on data collected during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013), implemented by a collaboration between the Tara Océan Foundation, and teams mainly from the CNRS, EMBL and CEA brought together within the Tara Océans consortium.

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