Meanwhile In Brazil… Scientists Discover ‘Puzzling’ Virus Of Unknown Origins Without Recognizable Genes

Meanwhile In Brazil… Scientists Discover ‘Puzzling’ Virus Of Unknown Origins Without Recognizable Genes

The findings of a new virus by Brazilian researchers have ‘puzzled’ the scientific community, consisting of unrecognizable genes, a new study revealed, published in bioRxiv.

The “mysterious” virus was discovered in amoebas in an artificial lake in Brazil has been considered the world’s smallest lifeforms, because none can survive and reproduce without a host, some scientists have questioned whether they should even be considered living creatures.

Researcher, Jônatas Abrahão, a virologist at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, called the new virus “yaravirus,” a character from Brazilian mythology that means “mother of all waters.”