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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.
Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

New anti-viral tool could become game-changer in the fight against MERS

New anti-viral tool could become game-changer in the fight against MERS

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

DNAe’s article on semiconductor DNA analysis technology placed in Scientific Reports’ top 100 read list for 2016

DNAe’s article on semiconductor DNA analysis technology placed in Scientific Reports’ top 100 read list for 2016

New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines

New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastoma

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastoma

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Seventh Wave announces collaboration with Yecuris to study new liver disease therapies

Seventh Wave announces collaboration with Yecuris to study new liver disease therapies

Researchers identify antibodies that hold promise as Ebola treatments

Researchers identify antibodies that hold promise as Ebola treatments

Biochemical self-destruct trigger guards brain cells when fighting against West Nile virus

Biochemical self-destruct trigger guards brain cells when fighting against West Nile virus

Brisbane researchers synthetically re-create Zika virus to better understand birth defects

Brisbane researchers synthetically re-create Zika virus to better understand birth defects

Researchers develop new strategy that can revolutionize HIV vaccine design

Researchers develop new strategy that can revolutionize HIV vaccine design

Experimental gene therapy proven safe for preserving vision of people with AMD

Experimental gene therapy proven safe for preserving vision of people with AMD

Researchers develop safe and easy self-donning surgical gowns

Researchers develop safe and easy self-donning surgical gowns

New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections

New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections

Spanish scientists develop promising gene therapy method to treat Wilson's disease

Spanish scientists develop promising gene therapy method to treat Wilson's disease

Researchers identify many dangerous strains of TB pathogens

Researchers identify many dangerous strains of TB pathogens

Year-round flu vaccinations for pregnant mothers benefit babies in subtropical regions

Year-round flu vaccinations for pregnant mothers benefit babies in subtropical regions

Study reveals unique retinal scar in Ebola survivors

Study reveals unique retinal scar in Ebola survivors

New approach could help improve management decisions during Ebola outbreak

New approach could help improve management decisions during Ebola outbreak