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genus of non-oncogenic retroviruses which establish persistent infections in many animal species but are considered non-pathogenic. Its organisms have been isolated from primates (including man), cattle, cats, hamsters, and sea lions. Spumaviruses have a foamy or lace-like appearance and are often accompanied by syncytium formation. Human spumavirus is the type species.

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... 61.0.3. ), Genus "Type D retrovirus group" (VC 61.0.4. ), Genus "BLV-HTLV retroviruses" (VC 61.0.5. ), Genus Lentivirus (VC 61.0.6. ), and Genus Spumavirus (VC 61.0.7. ).

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