RNA virus


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RNA virus

n.
Any of a group of viruses whose genome is composed of RNA, including the retroviruses and picornaviruses.

RNA virus


n.
any virus containing RNA; retrovirus.
[1960–65]
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provides an overview of RNA virus evolution, with a focus on genomic and phylogenetic approaches.
The causative agent was later found to be a negative-stranded RNA virus, which may also be a human pathogen.
ViroNovative BV (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and MedImmune, LLC (Gaithersburg, MD) have patented an isolated mammalian negative strand RNA virus, metapneumovirus (MPV), within the sub-family Pneumoviridae, of the family Paramyxoviridae.
Thus, the chimeric, multitarget approach for armored RNA preparation is practical and could reduce the labor and cost for quality control of multiplex RNA virus assays.
Named for its distinctive crown-like appearance on electron microscopy, it is a single-strand RNA virus that is found to cause up to 30 percent of cases of the common cold in the United States.