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Retroviridae

Introduction: Retroviridae

Description of Retroviridae

Retroviridae: family of RNA viruses that infects birds and mammals and encodes the enzyme reverse transcriptase; a key feature of retrovirus biology is the synthesis of a DNA copy of the genome which is integrated into cellular DNA; after integration it is sometimes not expressed but maintained in a latent state.
Source: CRISP

Retroviridae: Family of RNA viruses that infects birds and mammals and encodes the enzyme reverse transcriptase. The family contains seven genera: DELTARETROVIRUS; LENTIVIRUS; RETROVIRUSES TYPE B, MAMMALIAN; ALPHARETROVIRUS; GAMMARETROVIRUS; RETROVIRUSES TYPE D; and SPUMAVIRUS. A key feature of retrovirus biology is the synthesis of a DNA copy of the genome which is integrated into cellular DNA. After integration it is sometimes not expressed but maintained in a latent state (PROVIRUSES).
Source: MeSH 2007

Retroviridae: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Retroviridae:

Terms associated with Retroviridae:

Terms Similar to Retroviridae:

  • Leukemogenic Viruses
  • Leukoviruses
  • Oncornaviruses
  • Oncovirinae
  • Oncoviruses
  • Oncoviruses, Type C
  • RNA Tumor Viruses
  • Retroviruses
  • Type C Oncoviruses

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Retroviridae:

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Broader terms for Retroviridae

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The term Retroviridae can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Retroviridae:

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The description of Retroviridae may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Retroviridae

The following list attempts to classify Retroviridae into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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