Double stranded RNA virus

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Definition

noun

A virus belonging to the Class III of Baltimore classification system in which the genetic material on its core is a double stranded RNA.


Supplement

The double stranded RNA viruses replicate in the cytoplasm, and their replication is monocistronic. Example is the Reovirus.


Variant: dsRNA virus

Compare: double stranded DNA virus, single stranded RNA virus.