Learn about the fascinating and complex world of viruses and their impact on human health and the environment. In this article, we explore the two primary viral replication strategies: the lytic cycle and the lysogenic cycle. Understanding these cycles helps us comprehend how viruses interact with host cells and contribute to the spread of viral infections.
SARS-CoV-2 has put a lot of focus on Viruses, but often people are not actually fully aware of what they actually are, so in this post, I wanted to briefly explore what viruses actually are, and how they reproduce. It should be noted that with many of my posts, this is a VERY introductory piece, and if you want more information you will no doubt find much more available on the internet. This is a combination of my thoughts, some […]
Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is of significant concern worldwide, but what exactly is the virus, what does it cause and what is the concern? What is SARS-CoV-2? The phrase coronavirus has been used many times, technically whilst the virus is a coronavirus this phrase refers to the family of viruses rather than the specific virus itself. coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of these viruses cause illness in humans whilst others cause illness in animals (e.g. bats). Rarely, animal coronaviruses […]
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