oncogenic virus

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A virus that can transform the cells it infects so that they proliferate in an uncontrolled fashion. See Chronology, 1910, Rous; 1981, Parker et al.; 1983, Doolittle et al.; Abelson mouse leukemia virus, Friend leukemia virus, Gross mouse leukemia virus, Harvey rat sarcoma virus, human papilloma virus, Moloney leukemia virus, mouse mammary tumor virus, polyoma virus, Rauscher leukemia virus, retroviruses, Rous sarcoma virus, Shope papilloma virus, simian sarcoma virus, simian virus 40, transformation.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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