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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.
Highly effective and safe Zika vaccine technology

Highly effective and safe Zika vaccine technology

Tiny DNA strand net in a low-cost test platform traps COVID-19 virus

Tiny DNA strand net in a low-cost test platform traps COVID-19 virus

Carp virus provides significant insights into immunology

Carp virus provides significant insights into immunology

Soil viruses contribute auxiliary functions to their hosts

Soil viruses contribute auxiliary functions to their hosts

Studying cell membranes’ role in allowing viruses’ spike proteins to infect cells

Studying cell membranes’ role in allowing viruses’ spike proteins to infect cells

New study supports bradykinin storm theory of COVID-19's viral pathogenesis

New study supports bradykinin storm theory of COVID-19's viral pathogenesis

Studies highlight bacteria accelerate the leukemia development in mice through specific viruses

Studies highlight bacteria accelerate the leukemia development in mice through specific viruses

MD Anderson and Virogin Biotech collaborate to advance the development of investigational oncolytic viruses, treatments

MD Anderson and Virogin Biotech collaborate to advance the development of investigational oncolytic viruses, treatments

Researchers propose a way to identify Chlamydia, a deadly bacterial disease

Researchers propose a way to identify Chlamydia, a deadly bacterial disease

Researchers create a gas that helps to develop and trigger plant immunity

Researchers create a gas that helps to develop and trigger plant immunity

Researchers determine a novel antiviral technique to combat bacteria

Researchers determine a novel antiviral technique to combat bacteria

HIV latent cells produce a possible cure investigation

HIV latent cells produce a possible cure investigation

COVID-19 spike protein caused severe heart damage, new research shows

COVID-19 spike protein caused severe heart damage, new research shows

Researchers reveal novel mechanism that links interferon activation and α-synuclein function in neurons

Researchers reveal novel mechanism that links interferon activation and α-synuclein function in neurons

New biosensor could achieve the speed, efficiency required for COVID-19 testing in future

New biosensor could achieve the speed, efficiency required for COVID-19 testing in future

Researchers analyze eight assemblers on viral sequencing data

Researchers analyze eight assemblers on viral sequencing data

Study finds broadly neutralizing antibodies might help to treat or cure HIV infection

Study finds broadly neutralizing antibodies might help to treat or cure HIV infection

Novel fluorescent probe likely to help decode neuronal talking

Novel fluorescent probe likely to help decode neuronal talking

Comparative mass spectrometry strategy determines the viral and cellular candidate proteins of poxvirus

Comparative mass spectrometry strategy determines the viral and cellular candidate proteins of poxvirus

Researchers create antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 from hen eggs

Researchers create antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 from hen eggs