Virus from Finnish boreal lake

Researchers describe a single-stranded DNA virus with an internal lipid membrane and icosahedral capsid, or outer shell; genome analysis suggests that the virus, which was isolated from a Finnish boreal lake, uses a single-stranded DNA replication mechanism, but cryo-electron microscopy suggests that the structure of the major capsid protein is similar to that of a lineage of double-stranded DNA viruses.

Article #17-03834: “Virus found in a boreal lake links ssDNA and dsDNA viruses,” by Elina Laanto et al.