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Red Blood Cells in Bloodstream
Red blood cells are the most common type of blood cell and the vertebrate body's principal means of delivering oxygen from the lungs to body tissues via the blood. Read more

Avian Flu - Bird Flu by Bryan Brandenburg
Avian flu (also known as "bird flu", "avian influenza", "bird influenza"), means "flu from viruses adapted to birds". Read more

3D Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV picture
Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a retrovirus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Read more

Adenosine Triphosphate by Bryan Brandenburg
Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is a multifunctional nucleotide that is most important as a "molecular currency" of intracellular energy transfer. Read more

Bacteriophage – PHI X 174

Categories: Microbiology, Physiology
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Bacteriophage - PHIX174 by Bryan Brandenburg
The phi X bacteriophage is of interest because it was the first DNA-based genome to be sequenced. Read more

Hepatitis C Virus HCV by Bryan Brandenburg
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne, infectious, viral disease that is caused by a hepatotropic virus called Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Read more