Viral replication strategies: lytic and lysogenic cycles

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.

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Weird viruses – Bacteriophage

What if I told you that there was a virus that kills trillions every year and I suspect you have never heard of it, would that peak your interest?

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microscopic shot of a virus

What are Viruses

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 […]

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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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