Breakthrough by Israeli scientists: 100,000 new types of viruses discovered

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 Breakthrough by Israeli scientists: 100,000 new types of viruses discovered< /p>

A team of scientists from Tel Aviv University has identified about 100,000 new types of viruses. This figure is nine times higher than the number of RNA viruses already known to science.

Haruts Sheva reports.

with the American organizations NIH and JGI, as well as the Pasteur Institute in France. Its results have been published in the scientific journal Cell.

Viruses have been found in global environmental data from soil samples, oceans, lakes and a variety of other ecosystems.

Researchers believe that their the discovery could help develop antimicrobials and protect against agriculturally harmful fungi and parasites.

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