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Thousands of new viruses discovered in world’s oceans

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Greater than 5,000 new virus species have been recognized on the earth’s oceans, in accordance with a brand new examine.

The examine researchers analyzed tens of 1000’s of water samples from across the globe, looking for RNA viruses, or viruses that use RNA as their genetic materials. The novel coronavirus, as an illustration, is a kind of RNA virus. These viruses are understudied in contrast with DNA viruses, which use DNA as their genetic materials, the authors mentioned.