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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.
Novel Nanopsis technology quadruples magnification power of regular optical microscope

Novel Nanopsis technology quadruples magnification power of regular optical microscope

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton

Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?

Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?

ISU entomologist urges summertime precautions against mosquitoes and ticks

ISU entomologist urges summertime precautions against mosquitoes and ticks

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice

Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

UCLA-led study reveals possibility of CMV and HIV transmission from mothers to infants

UCLA-led study reveals possibility of CMV and HIV transmission from mothers to infants

Researchers study Lassa fever patient's immune response and viral persistence

Researchers study Lassa fever patient's immune response and viral persistence

Entomologist advises New Yorkers to take steps against disease-causing mosquitoes

Entomologist advises New Yorkers to take steps against disease-causing mosquitoes

Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens

Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

CDC releases new data showing the distribution of Zika transmitting mosquitoes in the US

CDC releases new data showing the distribution of Zika transmitting mosquitoes in the US

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

A clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

A clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

NIA-funded conference findings aim at integrating frailty management into person-centered care

NIA-funded conference findings aim at integrating frailty management into person-centered care

Study shows insecticide-resistance monitoring as key to controlling mosquitoes that spread Zika

Study shows insecticide-resistance monitoring as key to controlling mosquitoes that spread Zika

New mathematical model predicts growth and progression of HIV in the brain

New mathematical model predicts growth and progression of HIV in the brain

CCNY scientists develop rapid method for preparing molecules with potential against HIV

CCNY scientists develop rapid method for preparing molecules with potential against HIV

Combination of immunotherapies effective against mouse model of rhabdomyosarcoma

Combination of immunotherapies effective against mouse model of rhabdomyosarcoma