DsDNA-RT

Definition

noun

A virus which contains a double stranded DNA genome and replicates using a single stranded RNA intermediate.


Supplement

This is a small group of viruses belonging to the Class VII of the Baltimore classification system. An example the Hepadnaviridae family where hepatitis B virus belongs.


Compare: dsDNA virus, dsRNA virus.


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