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A virus is a microscopic infectious agent that can reproduce only inside a host cell. Viruses infect all types of organisms: from animals and plants, to bacteria and archaea. Since the initial discovery of tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898, more than 5,000 types of virus have been described in detail, although most types of virus remain undiscovered. Viruses are ubiquitous, as they are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth, and are the most abundant type of biological entity on the planet. The study of viruses is known as virology, and is a branch of microbiology.
Researchers capture a new high-resolution view of the rabies virus

Researchers capture a new high-resolution view of the rabies virus

Cost of groceries rose in tandem with COVID-19 cases, global study finds

Cost of groceries rose in tandem with COVID-19 cases, global study finds

OTUD3 shows opposing effects in innate immunity to RNA and DNA viruses

OTUD3 shows opposing effects in innate immunity to RNA and DNA viruses

Researchers utilize AI to reveal hitherto unknown 3D structures in rotavirus spike protein

Researchers utilize AI to reveal hitherto unknown 3D structures in rotavirus spike protein

New chemical-only process may represent an important breakthrough in creating customized mRNA vaccines

New chemical-only process may represent an important breakthrough in creating customized mRNA vaccines

Study describes the importance of the autoimmune response in bacteria

Study describes the importance of the autoimmune response in bacteria

Researchers reveal that new compact version of Cas7-11 enzyme improves RNA editing

Researchers reveal that new compact version of Cas7-11 enzyme improves RNA editing

Researchers evaluate a new virus variant that hovers bees worldwide

Researchers evaluate a new virus variant that hovers bees worldwide

Sharks may be key to developing effective COVID-19 treatments

Sharks may be key to developing effective COVID-19 treatments

Study reveals that gene variant regulates protein level to prevent blood clots in the lungs

Study reveals that gene variant regulates protein level to prevent blood clots in the lungs

Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome are likely to pose a risk in regenerative medicine

Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome are likely to pose a risk in regenerative medicine

Scientists develop powerful tools using CRISPR-Cas9 to repair genetic diseases

Scientists develop powerful tools using CRISPR-Cas9 to repair genetic diseases

Research highlights how cornea T cells may track and combat viral infections

Research highlights how cornea T cells may track and combat viral infections

Drugs used for myelodysplastic syndrome could potentially activate a sleeping oncogene

Drugs used for myelodysplastic syndrome could potentially activate a sleeping oncogene

Study uncovers how CD8+ T cells can divide and produce two distinct daughter cells

Study uncovers how CD8+ T cells can divide and produce two distinct daughter cells

DNA "fingerprints" help scientists to track the health and whereabouts of sea turtles

DNA "fingerprints" help scientists to track the health and whereabouts of sea turtles

Researchers understand the mechanisms of deadly fungal infections

Researchers understand the mechanisms of deadly fungal infections

Type I interferon may activate a potent immune response against harmful viruses

Type I interferon may activate a potent immune response against harmful viruses

New technique can reduce the incidence of leafroll disease in vineyards

New technique can reduce the incidence of leafroll disease in vineyards

Research reveals that pain-blocking neurotransmitters offer long-term relief in mice

Research reveals that pain-blocking neurotransmitters offer long-term relief in mice