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Poxviridae

Poxviridae

(Science: virology) class I viruses with double stranded dNA genome that codes for more than 30 polypeptides.

They are the largest viruses and their shell is complex, consisting of many layers and includes lipids and enzymes, amongst which is a dNA dependent rNA polymerase. Uniquely among the dNA viruses they multiply in the cytoplasm of the cell, establishing what is virtually a second nucleus. The most important poxviruses are vaccinia, variola (smallpox) and myxoma virus.


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Question Abt Chicken Pox

chicken pox is caused by virus, Umm...I think it's the family of Herpesviridae (don't get it misunderstood with Poxviridae, it's different even though they have the same "pox"). Well, after get infected, your immune system will develop an immunity memory against it, so ...

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by victor
Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:10 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Question Abt Chicken Pox
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Viruses

I think the virus with the big genome is oftenly gotten in Poxviridae and Herpesviridae family. Genome also determine virus' complexity.

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by victor
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:23 am
 
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Answer this !!

... a makeup test... :lol: which of these virus family that cause dissease named chicken pox ?? a. Hepadnaviridae b. Retroviridae c. Herpesviridae d. Poxviridae e. Adenoviridae C is the correct answer. The varicella-zoster virus to be exact one of 8 herpes virus I think.

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by Mjhavok
Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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Answer this !!

... a makeup test... :lol: which of these virus family that cause dissease named chicken pox ?? a. Hepadnaviridae b. Retroviridae c. Herpesviridae d. Poxviridae e. Adenoviridae

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by victor
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:37 pm
 
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helper virus

... incomplete in having enzymes they need to replicate themselves [e.g. Adenoviridae]. But some viruses have already 'complete' in having those [e.g. Poxviridae, Herpesviridae]. Complete and incomplete only differs in the enzymes [Also, I'm not talking about impotent virus that failed to code their ...

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Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:36 pm
 
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