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Descriptor English:   Viruses 
Descriptor Spanish:   Virus 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Vírus 
Synonyms English:   Animal Virus
Animal Viruses
Virus, Animal
Viruses, Animal
Tree Number:   B04
Definition English:   Minute infectious agents whose genomes are composed of DNA or RNA, but not both. They are characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and the inability to replicate outside living host cells. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general or unspecified; prefer specific taxonomic group or genus; do not confuse "slow viruses" with VIRUS LATENCY: slow cause disease with very long preclinical course & very slow progression, VIRUS LATENCY is the ability of a virus to lie dormant in a cell; presence of viruses in blood = VIREMIA; many pre-coordinated viral terms are available such as VIRAL PROTEINS; RNA, VIRAL, etc.; policy: Manual 22.18, 22.24+
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Viruses/physiology use Virus Physiological Phenomena
See Related English:   Antiviral Agents
Genetic Vectors
Inclusion Bodies, Viral
Receptors, Virus
History Note English:   1963; for ANIMAL VIRUSES & ZOOPHAGINAE use VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
DE drug effects EN enzymology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects UL ultrastructure
Record Number:   15182 
Unique Identifier:   D014780 

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