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Indian scientists discover Giant Viruses in Water samples in Mumbai

R Sinduja

News Editor

Have you heard of Bandra Virus or Kurla Virus? IITB scientists have discovered over 20 types of new giant viruses in water samples from Mumbai, in a study conducted over the last 5 years. There is nothing to worry as these viruses are nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses that are non-disease causing viruses but of great interest to the scientific community. Bandra mega virus is so far the largest giant virus discovered in India.