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Viruses

  • Natalya Kurochkina
Chapter

Abstract

Viruses attack host cells using its machinery to infuse their genome and replicate themselves. Genome is the source of variation. Harmful, neutral, and beneficial sequences transfer between species and make the world more diverse. Viruses show amazing shapes, biophysical characteristics, and biochemical mechanisms. Studies of virus internalization and targeting strategies give prototypes for delivery vehicles in drug design. Our goals are to apply all knowledge for the benefit of people and find the means to avoid dangers.

Keywords

Viral genome Host Entry complex Capsid Coat Polymerase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalya Kurochkina
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  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsSchool of Theoretical ModelingWashington, DCUSA

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