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papovavirus


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One of a group of DNA-containing viruses that produce tumours in their hosts. Papillomaviruses produce nonmalignant tumours (such as warts) in all vertebrates and also certain types of cancer (e.g. cervical cancer) in humans. Polyomaviruses produce malignant tumours in certain classes of vertebrates (not including humans).

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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