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Table 2 Primer sequences used for specific PCR

From: Ubiquitous giants: a plethora of giant viruses found in Brazil and Antarctica

Target genes Forward sequence Reverse sequence
Helicase of mimivirus lineage A 5’-ACCTGATCCACATCCCATAACTAAA-3′ 5’-GGCCTCATCAACAAATGGTTTCT-3′
DNA polymerase beta of mimivirus lineage B 5’-AGTTCATCCGCACTTGGAGA-3′ 5’-TCAACGGATAAAATCCCTGGTACT-3′
DNA polymerase beta of mimivirus lineage C 5′- TCCGAATTCTATGAGGGAGAGA-3′ 5’-TGTTCCTTTTTGGGAGAACCA-3′
Main protein of the capsid of the family Mimiviridae 5’-ACTTTATTATCATTATCAGCGAATA-3’ 5’-GCTCTTAACCCTGAAGAACA-3’
Main protein of the capsid of the family Marseilleviridae 5’-CTTTTGCACCTGCTTCATGA-3’ 5’-GCGGTAACCCTCCCACTTAT-3’
Main protein of the capsid of pandoravirus 5’-GGATGGCTCGACGTCTCTT-3’ 5’-CCTYGGTRAGCAMAGGCAAC-3’
Main protein of the capsid of cedratvirus 5′- AGAGTATGCTCGCAACCACC-3’ 5’-CACGTTAAGGCCGGGGTAAT −3’
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