Tobacco Mosaic “Virus” - The beginning & end of virology

The Tobacco Mosaic "Virus" is said to be the first "virus" ever discovered. The particle has even been purified and biochemically characterised.

1. “Tobacco Mosaic Virus,” in Encyclopedia of Virology (Third Edition), 2008:
2. “One Hundred Years of Virology,” Journal of Virology, 1992:
3. “Soviet Studies On Viruses,” Science, 1944:
4. “Isolation and Properties of TM and other Virus Proteins,” W Stanley, 1938:
5. “Isolation of crystalline tobacco Mosaic Virus Protein from Tomato Plants,” The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1937: Vol 117.
6. WISSENSCHAFFTPLUS magazin 4/2020:
7. Tobacco Diseases and Decay” by Frederick Wolf, 1935.
8. “Concerning a Contagium Vivum Fluidum as cause of the Spot Disease of tobacco leaves,” 1898:
9. “Über die Mosaikkrankheit der Tabakspflanze,” 1903:

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But you cannot to say, this particlar particle which was isolated and analysed is not virus, until you do not make reconstruction of experiment and after analysis of whole experiment you have evidence that this particule is not virus. This video is only discussion about controversial parts of such experiments. So this video does not proof anything. It is pure retrospective discussion. Without test it is still only hypothesis. You ignore limited capabilities to properly analyse and describe such small biologial entity during this era. So much better question is, can i replicate this experiment and when i find again this entity what is it? Until then, it's still just generation of bubbles again and again in circle without any properly answer.