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.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Viroids&oldid=40170"
First | Previous (Viroid) | Next (Virologist) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.