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Archaea can be infected by double-stranded DNA viruses that are unrelated to any other form of virus and have a variety of unusual shapes, including bottles, hooked rods, or teardrops. Public domain image shows Sulfolobus archaea infected with the DNA virus STSV1.
Wikipedia: Prangishvili D, Forterre P, Garrett RA (2006). "Viruses of the Archaea: a unifying view". Nature Reviews Microbiology 4 (11): 837–48.
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