Pandoravirus hasn’t got anything on us!

Sammyvirus Kilchericus

Isolated from a -20 freezer left in the Mercer Lab in 2014

Like the other giant viruses, Sammyvirus is large, measuring approximately 6 feet. However, unlike the other giant viruses Sammyvirus morphologically resembles bacteriophage as illustrated below.

                                       Sammyvirus                                                 T4 phage

photo 2  T4

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