The Need for Including Virus Detection Methods in Future Mars Missions

  title={The Need for Including Virus Detection Methods in Future Mars Missions},
  author={Aleksandar Janji{\'c}},
  • A. Janjić
  • Published 29 November 2018
  • Physics
  • Astrobiology
Abstract The growing scientific interest in the “virus first hypothesis” (VFH) as an early step in the origin of life has practical implications for searches and life detection on future Mars missi... 
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The Post-COVID-19 Era: Interdisciplinary Demands of Contagion Surveillance Mass Spectrometry for Future Pandemics

Mass spectrometry (MS) can become a potentially useful instrument type for aerosol, droplet and fomite (ADF) contagion surveillance in pandemic outbreaks, such as the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Different Detection Methods of Blood Nucleic Acid and Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay for Blood Virus Screening.

E enzyme immunoassay is not sensitive to the antigen-antibody reaction in the window stage, and there is a mistake in the detection, but nucleic acid detection has high sensitivity because of its PCR principle, but it is also prone to false-positive.

Toward Artificial Cells: Novel Advances in Energy Conversion and Cellular Motility

This review summarizes the development of artificial cells, from a pure giant unilamellar vesicle (GUV) to a controllable, self‐fueled proteoliposome, both of which are highly compartmentalized.

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Virus Origins and the Origin of Life

  • Donald Pan
  • History
    Prebiotic Chemistry and the Origin of Life
  • 2021



Viruses in the sea

The understanding of the effect of viruses on global systems and processes continues to unfold, overthrowing the idea that viruses and virus-mediated processes are sidebars to global processes.

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Four different families of eukaryotic 'giant viruses' have been discovered over the past 10 years with genome sizes, gene contents and particle dimensions overlapping with that of cellular microbes.

Astrovirology: Viruses at Large in the Universe.

This review hopes to inspire integration of virus research into astrobiology and point out pressing unanswered questions in astrovirology, particularly regarding the detection of virus biosignatures and whether viruses could be spread extraterrestrially.

Viruses in the 21st Century: From the Curiosity-Driven Discovery of Giant Viruses to New Concepts and Definition of Life.

  • P. Forterre
  • Biology
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2017
This story emphasizes the power of multidisciplinary curiosity-driven research, from the hospital to the field and the laboratory, and how several other lines of research in virology converged during the last 2 decades to change traditional perception of the viral world.

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It can be demonstrated that phylogenetic trees supporting viruses as a fourth domain of life are artefactual and the presence of homologues of cellular genes in viruses is best explained by recurrent horizontal gene transfer from cellular hosts to their infecting viruses and not the opposite.

The virocell concept and environmental microbiology

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The ancient Virus World and evolution of cells

The existence of several genes that are central to virus replication and structure, are shared by a broad variety of viruses but are missing from cellular genomes suggests the model of an ancient virus world, a flow of virus-specific genes that went uninterrupted from the precellular stage of life's evolution to this day.

Experimental fossilisation of viruses from extremophilic Archaea

The results confirm that viruses can be fossilised, with silica precipitating on the different viral structures over several months in a manner similar to that of other experimentally and naturally fossilised microorganisms.