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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.
Auburn study explains link between habitat loss and global emergence of infectious diseases

Auburn study explains link between habitat loss and global emergence of infectious diseases

Researchers discover new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection

Researchers discover new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection

Molecular virologist receives nearly $2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus

Molecular virologist receives nearly $2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

NIH offers $377,971 grant to develop disposable HIV-1 viral load microchip

NIH offers $377,971 grant to develop disposable HIV-1 viral load microchip

BD launches automated solution for high throughput molecular diagnostic testing

BD launches automated solution for high throughput molecular diagnostic testing

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

New ZetaView QUATT enhances nanoparticle analysis specificity

New ZetaView QUATT enhances nanoparticle analysis specificity

Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research

Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research

Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus

Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus

Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection

Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection

Researchers find way to reinvigorate exhausted immune cells and stop cancer

Researchers find way to reinvigorate exhausted immune cells and stop cancer

Elimination of vertical transmission of HCV from mothers to babies

Elimination of vertical transmission of HCV from mothers to babies

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children

Long-acting contraceptives do not increase risk of HIV, concludes new study

Long-acting contraceptives do not increase risk of HIV, concludes new study

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks

Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks

AMA adopts new policies aimed at improving health of the nation

AMA adopts new policies aimed at improving health of the nation

Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases

Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases