Discovery of ’virus’

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Historical Context Note

Martinus Beijerinck (1851-1931) uses filtering experiments to show that tobacco mosaic disease is caused by something smaller than a bacteria which he names a virus

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Editors. "Discovery of ’virus’". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6383, accessed 20 December 2014.]