Virus complete genomes October 2016

A list of curated virus complete genomes has been gathered and cleaned up from several resources. The list for vertebrate viruses covers 80,866 viruses comprising 334,496 sequences. Strain names with accession numbers are available for download.

Zika virus update February 2016

A dedicated ViralZone page has been created to describe the emerging pathogen Zika virus. This page includes basic information on the epidemiology of the Zika virus and links to its proteome and genome.

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Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure Curated by Dr. Chris Upton

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
October, 2016
653 Virus description pages:
  • 101 Families
  • 543 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

Linking to:
(UniProt release 2016_09)

  • 505 reference proteomes
  • 16,630 manually reviewed proteins
  • 2,756,880 unreviewed viral proteins

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