‘Virovore’

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     Researchers claimed that the first known “virovore” has been found.

    • Virovore is an organism that eats viruses.

    About ‘Virovore’

    • Scientists found a species of Halteria – which are microscopic ciliates that populate freshwater throughout the world.
    • They can eat huge numbers of infectious chloroviruses. 
    • “They’re made up of really nucleic acids, a lot of nitrogen, and phosphorus. 
    • These organisms can sustain themselves with viruses, consuming many and growing in size

    Source:HT