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lentivirus - Genome Organization and Replication, Physicochemical and Physical Properties


A virus which resembles other members of the retrovirus family, Retroviridae, both chemically and morphologically, but does not induce tumour formation. Many lentiviruses have been linked to the causation of chronic diseases, such as arthritis, progressive pneumonia, and slow neurological diseases.

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