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n. pl. rhab·do·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of RNA viruses, including the rabies virus, that infect plants and animals.

[Greek rhabdos, rod; see wer- in Indo-European roots + virus.]
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(Biology) any of the viruses belonging to the Rhabdoviradae family, which are composed of rod-shaped particles that can infect living organisms, and which include the viruses that cause rabies
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(ˈræb doʊˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of numerous bullet-shaped or oblong RNA-containing viruses, of the family Rhabdoviridae, that have spikes protruding from their envelope: includes the virus that causes rabies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhabdovirus - any of a group of arboviruses including those causing rabies
Rhabdoviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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This method has been used to modify rhabdoviruses, including the rabies and the vesicular stomatitis viruses (VSV), making them capable of infecting and killing cells previously attacked by HIV-1.
Second, there is no evidence that other rhabdoviruses viruses (with the possible exception of Bas-Congo virus, which represents a novel genus) are transmissible in humans (or primates more generally).
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Ebola virus has a single-stranded nonsegmented RNA, sharing certain similarities with rhabdoviruses as well as paramyxoviruses regarding genome organization and replication mechanisms.
Rhabdoviruses are enveloped but assume a rod or bullet shaped structure that demonstrates some helical symmetry [26].
The virus has been characterized to a fair degree but its relation to other rhabdoviruses needs to be studied.
However, human MxA demonstrates a wide antiviral spectrum of activities against orthomyxo viruses (including influenza viruses), rhabdoviruses (Pavlovic et al., 1990), Bunyaviridae (Frese et al., 1996), and paramyxoviride (Zhao et al., 1996).