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Descriptor English: Reassortant Viruses
Descriptor Spanish: Virus Reordenados
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus Reordenados
Descriptor French: Virus recombinants
Entry term(s): Reassortant Virus
Virus, Reassortant
Viruses, Reassortant
Tree number(s): B04.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016865
Scope note: Viruses containing two or more pieces of nucleic acid (segmented genome) from different parents. Such viruses are produced in cells coinfected with different strains of a given virus.
Annotation: "viruses containing 2 or more pieces of nucleic acid from different parents": see MeSH definition; coord IM with specific parent viruses (IM)
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
Previous Indexing: Recombination, Genetic (1981-1991)
specific virus/genetics (1981-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 29852
Unique ID: D016865
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 1992/05/18
Reassortant Viruses - Preferred
Concept UI M0025668
Scope note Viruses containing two or more pieces of nucleic acid (segmented genome) from different parents. Such viruses are produced in cells coinfected with different strains of a given virus.
Preferred term Reassortant Viruses
Entry term(s) Reassortant Virus
Virus, Reassortant
Viruses, Reassortant



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