VIRALZONE NEWS Reference sequences: September 2015
In the swarm of sequence data and databases, how choosing a dedicated set of reference sequences for a given study? The page Reference sequence helps answering the question.

Virus entry and exit updated: September 2015
Virus entry and virus exit have been updated.
Several new pages have been created:
Apoptotic mimicry
ESCRT budding,
Viral latency,
ESCRT independent budding,
Actin transport,
Budding by cellular exocytosis,
Budding at plasma membrane

New Archaea virus families September 2015
The Sphaerolipoviridae and Spiraviridae are noteworthy by many aspects: the first is family whose viruses are infecting archaea and bacterias, the last is family of single-stranded DNA virus infecting archaea.

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Publication: ViralZone: a knowledge resource to understand virus diversity. Hulo C, de Castro E, Masson P, Bougueleret L, Bairoch A, Xenarios I, Le Mercier P. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D576-82.

ViralZone current statistics
September, 2015
532 Virus description pages:
  • 99 Families
  • 424 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

Linking to:
(UniProt release 2015_08)

  • 428 reference strains
  • 16,602 manually reviewed proteins
  • 2,325,121 unreviewed viral proteins

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