Aspergillus fungal spores.
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Bacteria, archaebacteria, fungi, protists, algae, viruses, infectious diseases, helpful microorganisms, microbiome
Christine Herrmann, PhD, discusses the history of disease research, infectious agents (or pathogens) that cause disease and their modes of transmission, and ways to reduce the spread of disease.
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Viruses are not cells, but consist of genetic material, enclosed in a protective layer of protein. Learn more about the nature of viruses, and how scientists are working to understand and combat them.
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Join Dr. Paul Ling has he discusses a deadly virus attacking baby Asian elephants, key discoveries made by his research team, and a protocol developed to help elephants stay alive until a vaccine can be developed.
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