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Descriptor English: Poxviridae
Descriptor Spanish: Poxviridae
Descriptor Portuguese: Poxviridae
Descriptor French: Poxviridae
Entry term(s): Poxviruses
Tree number(s): B04.280.650
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011212
Scope note: A family of double-stranded DNA viruses infecting mammals (including humans), birds and insects. There are two subfamilies: CHORDOPOXVIRINAE, poxviruses of vertebrates, and ENTOMOPOXVIRINAE, poxviruses of insects.
Annotation: a family of DNA viruses; infection = POXVIRIDAE INFECTIONS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Public MeSH Note: 81; was POXVIRUSES 1975-80, was POXVIRUS 1963-74
Online Note: use POXVIRIDAE to search POXVIRUSES 1975-80 & POXVIRUS 1966-74
History Note: 81; was POXVIRUSES 1975-80, was POXVIRUS 1963-74
DeCS ID: 11650
Unique ID: D011212
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Poxviridae - Preferred
Concept UI M0017422
Scope note A family of double-stranded DNA viruses infecting mammals (including humans), birds and insects. There are two subfamilies: CHORDOPOXVIRINAE, poxviruses of vertebrates, and ENTOMOPOXVIRINAE, poxviruses of insects.
Preferred term Poxviridae
Entry term(s) Poxviruses



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