Human virus size February 2015
The picture of most common human viruses has been combined to show virion’s relative size. This comparison highlights the big size of ebolavirus virion, and the small size of hepatitis viruses

Virology web links updated February 2015
A recent paper: Unraveling the Web of Viroinformatics”describes more than 100 Web servers and databases embracing all or specific viruses. With permission we have used all this information to expand ViralZone links page and stored it in a searchable table.

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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, 2014
526 Virus description pages:
  • 97 Families
  • 420 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

211 Viral molecular biology pages

Linking to:
(UniProt release 2015_01)

  • 401 reference strains
  • 16,479 manually reviewed proteins
  • 2,171,639 unreviewed viral proteins

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