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The discovery could aid in the creation of anti-microbial medications as well as provide defense against parasites and fungi that are hazardous to agriculture.

The fact is that most viruses are harmless and some are important to help humans.

Scientists were previously unaware of 100,000 different varieties of viruses, but Tel Aviv University researchers have now identified them.

The viruses were found in global environmental data from soil samples, oceans, lakes, and a variety of other ecosystems.

Watch and learn about the significance of the findings and how they may also help in the creation of anti-microbial medications.