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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.
Lumex Instruments wins silver from Pittcon Today Excellence Awards

Lumex Instruments wins silver from Pittcon Today Excellence Awards

Research identifies guidelines for prioritizing hepatitis C treatment in U.S. prisons

Research identifies guidelines for prioritizing hepatitis C treatment in U.S. prisons

New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

Ebola spreads to second largest city in DRC

Ebola spreads to second largest city in DRC

New mobile DNA element in Wolbachia may contribute to improved disease control strategies

New mobile DNA element in Wolbachia may contribute to improved disease control strategies

Researchers develop and validate scale for rating severity of mononucleosis

Researchers develop and validate scale for rating severity of mononucleosis

Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies

Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Gene editing and designer babies experiments face global moratorium

Gene editing and designer babies experiments face global moratorium

Merck to collaborate with GenScript for plasmid and virus manufacturing in China

Merck to collaborate with GenScript for plasmid and virus manufacturing in China

Researchers investigate whether Zika reservoirs are found in the Americas

Researchers investigate whether Zika reservoirs are found in the Americas

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas

Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas

Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia

Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia

Researchers use big data to gain better understanding of hepatitis E virus

Researchers use big data to gain better understanding of hepatitis E virus

Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies

Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies

Call for halt to human gene editing and designer babies experiments

Call for halt to human gene editing and designer babies experiments

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

Scientists find new proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease

Scientists find new proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease