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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.
GlobalData highlights a downturn in worldwide meat market due to COVID-19 pandemic

GlobalData highlights a downturn in worldwide meat market due to COVID-19 pandemic

Study shows how ocean virus captures the metabolism of carbon-storing bacteria

Study shows how ocean virus captures the metabolism of carbon-storing bacteria

EKF secures COVID-19 novel sample collection kit manufacturing and supply contracts

EKF secures COVID-19 novel sample collection kit manufacturing and supply contracts

New tool shows how microbes influence health and promote diseases

New tool shows how microbes influence health and promote diseases

CRISPR A Tool For Conservation, Not Just Gene Editing

CRISPR A Tool For Conservation, Not Just Gene Editing

Researchers use CRISPR technology to control many genes simultaneously

Researchers use CRISPR technology to control many genes simultaneously

X-ray experiments reveal antibody to block entry of SARS-CoV-2

X-ray experiments reveal antibody to block entry of SARS-CoV-2

Study shows coronavirus does not induce cross-protective immune antibodies

Study shows coronavirus does not induce cross-protective immune antibodies

Smokers More Likely To Express ACE2 Protein That SARS-COV-2 Uses

Smokers More Likely To Express ACE2 Protein That SARS-COV-2 Uses

Direct Control Of Dendritic Cells For Tracking And Immune Modulation

Direct Control Of Dendritic Cells For Tracking And Immune Modulation

Study offers a benchmark for testing potential vaccines for COVID-19

Study offers a benchmark for testing potential vaccines for COVID-19

Computational methods can help design protein-based vaccines

Computational methods can help design protein-based vaccines

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Study shows how plant viral protein disrupts cell division to promote its own propagation

Study shows how plant viral protein disrupts cell division to promote its own propagation

Novel tool distinguishes the cause of different types of blood clots

Novel tool distinguishes the cause of different types of blood clots

New type of antigen-presenting immune cell discovered

New type of antigen-presenting immune cell discovered

Gene therapy builds muscle mass, reduces fat in mice

Gene therapy builds muscle mass, reduces fat in mice

New study sheds light on enigmatic giant microbes

New study sheds light on enigmatic giant microbes

Novel mechanism allows the immune system to control autoimmunity, cancer

Novel mechanism allows the immune system to control autoimmunity, cancer

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Linked To Improved Gut Bacteria Composition In Obese People

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Linked To Improved Gut Bacteria Composition In Obese People