Virosaurus November 2019
Virosaurus (from virus thesaurus) is a curated virus genome database, aimed at facilitating clinical metagenomics analysis. The data comprises clustered and annotated sequences of Vertebrate viruses in FASTA format. Virosaurus also provides complete genome database for all those viruses.

Antiviral drugs May 2019
Most common antiviral drugs have been added to ViralZone pages: EboV, HBV, HCV, HHV-1, HHV-5, ... HIV resource has been expanded with HIV antiretroviral drugs

Capsid symmetry update December 2018
A new page has been added to explain Virus symmetry and T number ,and all T= icosahedral capsid pictures have been modified to show triangular facets of the icosahedron.

Virus receptors table October 2018
A table of virus receptors displays 254 host-virus interactions. The search box on top right of the table allows to select data from any strings of characters.

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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
November, 2019
702 Virus description pages:
  • 128 Families
  • 567 Genera
  • 7 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

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