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virus

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Program code written to replicate by attaching copies of itself to other objects within the system, and normally also having a detrimental effect. This may range from generation of...

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virus

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A submicroscopic particle of RNA or DNA, coated with protein and capable of self-replication within the cells of an organism, where its effects are often pathogenic. [From Latin virus venom]

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virus

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 66 words.

A member of a group of minute infectious agents that have a relatively simple structure and can reproduce only within living cells. Viruses consist of genetic material (either DNA or RNA)...

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oncogenic virus

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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...

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latent virus

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 48 words.

Any virus that remains in its host organism without undergoing replication. Latent viruses, which include herpes simplex virus (the agent

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satellite virus

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 61 words.

a small virus that occurs in association with another virus, upon which it is dependent. Satellite tobacco mosaic virus (

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Lucké virus

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

A virus causing renal cancer in frogs.

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lysogenic virus

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Genetics and Genomics.

A virus that can become a prophage.

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helper virus

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 29 words.

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....

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Lucké virus

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 9 words.

a virus causing renal cancer in frogs.

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lysogenic virus

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 9 words.

a virus that can become a prophage.

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Lucké virus

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 9 words.

a virus causing renal cancer in frogs.

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lysogenic virus

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 9 words.

a virus that can become a prophage.

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lysogenic virus

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 9 words.

any virus capable of becoming a prophage.

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mosaic virus

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 66 words.

One of a range of virus diseases of plants. Examples include tobacco mosaic virus and cucumber mosaic virus. Some can attack ...

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hepatitis viruses

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 302 words.

A disparate group of viruses that cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A virus is a small (27 nm diameter) single-stranded RNA virus with some resemblance to ...

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sigma virus

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

A virus that confers CO2 sensitivity upon Drosophila melanogaster.

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simian virus

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 12 words.

any of a group of viruses that attack nonhuman primates.

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sigma virus

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 11 words.

a virus that confers CO2 sensitivity upon Drosophila melanogaster.

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simian virus

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 12 words.

any of a group of viruses that attack nonhuman primates.

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