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Descriptor in English: Viruses
Descriptor in Spanish: Virus
Descriptor in Portuguese: Vírus
Descriptor in French: Virus
Entry term(s): Animal Virus
Animal Viruses
Virus
Virus, Animal
Viruses, Animal
Zoophaginae
Tree number(s): B04
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: 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+
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
History Note: 1963; for ANIMAL VIRUSES & ZOOPHAGINAE use VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991
See also the descriptors: Antiviral Agents MeSH
Genetic Vectors MeSH
Inclusion Bodies, Viral MeSH
Receptors, Virus MeSH
DeCS UI: 15182
Descriptor UI: D014780
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Viruses - Preferred
Concept UI M0022763
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Viruses
Entry term(s) Virus
Zoophaginae - Narrower
Concept UI M0022764
Preferred term Zoophaginae
Animal Viruses - Narrower
Concept UI M0022761
Preferred term Animal Viruses
Entry term(s) Animal Virus
Virus, Animal
Viruses, Animal



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