Advance Research in Sciences
[ ISSN : 2837-5777 ]
Are There Any Differences Between the Study of Animal Viruses and Other Species?
Faculty of Veterinary and Livestock Sciences (FAVET), University of Chile
One Health: an updated term. Perhaps it means that there should not be major differences between the methodologies that involve the study of pathogens typical of humans and other animals. The techniques are similar, the analysis carried out does not differ and the conclusions are direct.
Unlike Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine is a multispecies discipline that must also provide a solution to the patient. The study of a viral cycle goes back to the study of the “metabolism” of bacteriophages and today several pathways are known through a virus affecting the permissive cell.
Legend has it that when André Lwoff was asked for a definition of a virus, he said: viruses are viruses. Let’s see why…