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ERIC Number: EJ826053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1931-7913
Realms of the Viruses Online
Liu, Dennis
CBE - Life Sciences Education, v6 n4 p266-270 Win 2007
Viruses have evolved strategies for infecting all taxa, but most viruses are highly specific about their cellular host. In humans, viruses cause diverse diseases, from chronic but benign warts, to acute and deadly hemorrhagic fever. Viruses have entertaining names like Zucchini Yellow Mosaic, Semliki Forest, Coxsackie, and the original terminator, T4. But what the author finds most fascinating about viruses is their testimony to the power of information. To understand viruses, people need to explore and understand their structure, and people need to interrogate their genomes. In this article, the author reviews a number of websites that open a portal to the realms of the viruses. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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