Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hierarchical endosymbiosis in real time

This just in. They found an amoeba from contaminated contact lens solution infected with two bacteria, a giant virus, a virus within this virus, and a transposon. Smacks of hierarchical endosymbiosis to me. http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/contact-lens-solution-hosts-giant-virus-ecosystem-of-parasites/

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