Reference Entry

helper virus

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
helper virus

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A virus that permits a defective virus to replicate if there is coinfection. The intact helper virus produces a protein that is deficient in the defective virus....

Reference Entry.  29 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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