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DsRNA virus

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Definition

noun

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


Supplement

The dsRNA viruses replicate in the cytoplasm, and their replication is monocistronic. Example of dsRNA virus is the reovirus.


Compare: dsDNA virus, ssRNA virus.