Preliminary studies found Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus
(APMV) genomes in samples of bovine serum from Germany (13,14), indicating that the analysis of samples from vertebrates could be a way to explore and understand the circulation of this group of viruses in nature.
The 50 nm virus, named Sputnik, is associated with a new strain of the giant Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus
(APMV) and is believed to represent a currently unknown family of viruses.
An ameba-associated giant virus, Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus
(APM), was first described in 2003 after its discovery in water collected from a cooling tower in the United Kingdom (1).
Ultrastructural characterization of the giant volcano-like virus factory of Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus
The 18 chapters cover the following diseases and pathogens: influenza in 2009, human adenovirus 14, Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus
as a cause of pneumonia, hepatitis E, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus-like arenavirus infections, human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infections in indigenous populations, cytomegalovirus infection after transplantation, malignancies and HIV infection, Arcobacter sp.
Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus
(APM), a virus of free-living amebae, has reportedly caused human respiratory disease.