Viruses are the last frontier of undiscovered life on our planet. The most abundant type of organism on Earth, they infect all types of cellular life, and, as micro-organisms that cause disease in their hosts, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. They exhibit more structural diversity than plants, animals, or even bacteria. This modern guide offers a fascinating introductory section explaining exactly what viruses are and how they operate, followed by individual profiles of 101 of the world’s most notable examples.
Written by Marilyn Roossinck.
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