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Virology: An Overview

Gayatri Talakokkula
Updated on 11-May-2023 12:26:52


Introduction to Viruses A branch of science dealing with the studies on viruses is referred to as Virology. Virus comes from a Latin word which means “poison”. Viruses are the smallest infectious agents or organisms whose size ranges between 20nm and 300nm in diameter. In fact the other microorganisms like Mycoplasma which is usually a bacteria is as small as about 300nm in diameter. These viruses are made up of protein shell or capsid, with or without lipid envelope and viral genome which may be either RNA or DNA. As these agents do not possess cytoplasm they do ... Read More