Ampullaviridae, being fancy in the fancy virus world

A Spanish (serrano) ham? A bottle of beer? No, it is a virus from the family Ampullaviridae. The Ampullavirus infects archaea and its name derives from the Latin word for bottle, ampulla, due to the virions having the shape of a bottle. Such a cool shape!

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