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Descriptor English: Defective Viruses
Descriptor Spanish: Virus Defectuosos
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus Defeituosos
Descriptor French: Virus défectifs
Entry term(s): Defective Hybrid
Defective Hybrids
Defective Interfering Particle
Defective Interfering Particles
Defective Interfering Virus
Defective Interfering Viruses
Defective Virus
Hybrid, Defective
Hybrids, Defective
Incomplete Virus
Incomplete Viruses
Interfering Particle, Defective
Interfering Particles, Defective
Interfering Virus, Defective
Interfering Viruses, Defective
Particle, Defective Interfering
Particles, Defective Interfering
Virus, Defective
Virus, Defective Interfering
Virus, Incomplete
Viruses, Defective
Viruses, Defective Interfering
Viruses, Incomplete
Tree number(s): B04.265
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003673
Scope note: Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.
Annotation: viruses lacking a complete genome & so unable to replicate completely or to form a protein coat
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: specific virus (1966)
Public MeSH Note: 75; was DEFECTIVE VIRUS 1973-74; INCOMPLETE VIRUSES was INCOMPLETE VIRUS 1975-93
Online Note: use DEFECTIVE VIRUSES to search DEFECTIVE VIRUS 1967-74 (as Prov 1967-72) & INCOMPLETE VIRUS 1975-93
History Note: 75; was DEFECTIVE VIRUS 1967-74 (Prov 1967-72); INCOMPLETE VIRUSES was INCOMPLETE VIRUS 1975-93
DeCS ID: 3686
Unique ID: D003673
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1993/06/04
Defective Viruses - Preferred
Concept UI M0005747
Scope note Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.
Preferred term Defective Viruses
Entry term(s) Defective Hybrid
Defective Hybrids
Defective Interfering Particle
Defective Interfering Particles
Defective Interfering Virus
Defective Interfering Viruses
Defective Virus
Hybrid, Defective
Hybrids, Defective
Incomplete Virus
Incomplete Viruses
Interfering Particle, Defective
Interfering Particles, Defective
Interfering Virus, Defective
Interfering Viruses, Defective
Particle, Defective Interfering
Particles, Defective Interfering
Virus, Defective
Virus, Defective Interfering
Virus, Incomplete
Viruses, Defective
Viruses, Defective Interfering
Viruses, Incomplete



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