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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.
Antibodies From Llamas Could Help In Fight Against COVID-19

Antibodies From Llamas Could Help In Fight Against COVID-19

Genome analyses explain the reemergence of bluetongue virus in Europe

Genome analyses explain the reemergence of bluetongue virus in Europe

Study develops a novel approach to fight against bunyaviruses

Study develops a novel approach to fight against bunyaviruses

Study shows how DNA mimic protein helps phages to attack their victims

Study shows how DNA mimic protein helps phages to attack their victims

Father's Toxoplasma infection may be transmitted to subsequent generations

Father's Toxoplasma infection may be transmitted to subsequent generations

Innovative antibody test developed for COVID-19 pandemic

Innovative antibody test developed for COVID-19 pandemic

Study identifies role of interferon-stimulated genes in defense against hepatitis C viruses

Study identifies role of interferon-stimulated genes in defense against hepatitis C viruses

Two nose cells may contribute to COVID-19 pandemic

Two nose cells may contribute to COVID-19 pandemic

Study develops a memory-intensive approach to visualize genomes

Study develops a memory-intensive approach to visualize genomes

Pancreatic tumors hijack basic cell mechanism for immune evasion

Pancreatic tumors hijack basic cell mechanism for immune evasion

AI accelerates drug discovery to fight COVID-19

AI accelerates drug discovery to fight COVID-19

Developing novel compounds that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Developing novel compounds that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Preventing viral infections by protein shell misassembly

Preventing viral infections by protein shell misassembly

Identifying Salmonella

Identifying Salmonella

New database of 14,000 known macrolactones could aid future drug discovery

New database of 14,000 known macrolactones could aid future drug discovery

A novel prediction method for promising antiviral drug or vaccine targets

A novel prediction method for promising antiviral drug or vaccine targets

Glycomimetics can prevent viruses from infecting cells

Glycomimetics can prevent viruses from infecting cells

Researchers work on developing COVID-19 vaccine using plant virus

Researchers work on developing COVID-19 vaccine using plant virus

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