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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.
Genetic variability of immune system affects severity of COVID-19

Genetic variability of immune system affects severity of COVID-19

New Coronavirus Research Examines Immune Response

New Coronavirus Research Examines Immune Response

Corona and Air Pollution: How does it Impact Fatalities?

Corona and Air Pollution: How does it Impact Fatalities?

Designing Peptide Inhibitors For Possible COVID-19 Treatments

Designing Peptide Inhibitors For Possible COVID-19 Treatments

Unlocking New Ways To Understanding Evolving Strains Of SARS-Cov-2

Unlocking New Ways To Understanding Evolving Strains Of SARS-Cov-2

Specialized proteins could help combat severe cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients

Specialized proteins could help combat severe cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients

Sensitive technique makes it possible to study the delivery of RNA drugs

Sensitive technique makes it possible to study the delivery of RNA drugs

Experience Matters For Immune Cells

Experience Matters For Immune Cells

Diagnostics, Meet CRISPR

Diagnostics, Meet CRISPR

Breastfeeding May Lead To Fewer Human Viruses In Infants

Breastfeeding May Lead To Fewer Human Viruses In Infants

3D simulations will show how coronavirus spike protein binds to human cell receptors

3D simulations will show how coronavirus spike protein binds to human cell receptors

Single-cell cloning can lead to new therapies for COPD

Single-cell cloning can lead to new therapies for COPD

Improving drug targets for asthma and rheumatoid arthritis

Improving drug targets for asthma and rheumatoid arthritis

New algorithm predicts the evolution of genetic mutations in species

New algorithm predicts the evolution of genetic mutations in species

Scientists determine first 3D structure of COVID-19 main protease

Scientists determine first 3D structure of COVID-19 main protease

Role of VRAC ion channel in fight against virus infections

Role of VRAC ion channel in fight against virus infections

Bio-factory plant available to researchers to help combat COVID-19

Bio-factory plant available to researchers to help combat COVID-19

Virginia Tech researchers discover genes for metabolic cycles in 'giant viruses'

Virginia Tech researchers discover genes for metabolic cycles in 'giant viruses'

The Architecture Of A 'Shape-Shifting' Norovirus

The Architecture Of A 'Shape-Shifting' Norovirus

Increasing the radiosensitivity of the FCV-F9 virus

Increasing the radiosensitivity of the FCV-F9 virus