The Gray Matters of Chelonid herpesvirus 5 (ChHV5) in Green Sea Turtles, Chelonia mydas
Viruses are known for their reputation of eliciting powerful disease throughout human history. However, these microorganisms display a high level of complexity in biological systems. Over two hundred types of viruses can produce disease in humans alone (Woolhouse, Scott, Hudson, Howey & Chase-Topping, 2012). In their most specific context, viruses are elaborate by being considered 'nonliving' pathogens that tremendously elicit damage in living organisms. By using the application of Chelonid herpesvirus 5 (ChHV5), which commonly infects Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), the intricacy of viruses ...
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