Viroids

viroids

A group of pathogens comprising the smallest known agents of infectious disease. They are unencapsulated and are capable of replicating autonomously in susceptible cells. Positively identified viroids composed of single-stranded rNA have been isolated from higher plants, but the existence of dNA viroids pathogenic to animals is suspected.


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