Chinese scientists have discovered the virus at the deepest place in the world. That is, at the foothills of the Mariana Trench. The depth of the place where the virus has been discovered is 29,199 feet. That means 8900 meters. Meaning, for the first time, Chinese scientists have achieved the feat of finding a virus in the deepest place in the world.
The name of this virus is vB_HmeY_H4907. The deepest bottom of the Mariana Trench is at 36 thousand feet. That means the place where the virus was found is 6801 feet above the deepest foothills. The Mariana Trench is present in the Pacific Ocean. Actually this virus is bacteriophage. Meaning an organism that eats only bacteria.
After eating the bacteria, it replicates itself with the help of its organs. Moves the colony forward by making many copies of itself. Scientists recently studied this microbiology spectrum Has been published in the journal. Marine virologist Min Wang of Ocean University of China says that till date no virus has been discovered in such isolation. That is, at a very remote and quiet place on earth.
Makes morsels with or without killing bacteria
The new virus infects the Halomona phylum of bacteria. That is, it inserts its genetic material into the genome of the bacteria. After this it replicates. That too without killing the bacteria. This is called lysogenic replication. Meaning, the environment here is such that both viruses and bacteria can expand their colony by killing each other. Or by using them.
Halomonas can be found in any sea of the world. They are also found in the foothills of Antarctica. Especially around hydrothermal vents. When scientists did genetic analysis of vB_HmeY_H4907, it was found that this virus has many ranges and species like bacteria. Can infect anyone.
What can infection attack do to humans?
vB_HmeY_H4907 The place where the virus is increasing its population is called Hadal Zone. The bacteria and viruses living at such depths are so far beyond the reach of humans that you can call them aliens. Humans do not know much about them. Many times we don’t even have the idea of such things happening.
It is not yet known how this virus will react in the human body. But it has been confirmed to have many species. That means it can spread infection. It is not yet known how this virus communicates with its host.