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Mason-pfiser monkey virus

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Mason-pfiser monkey virus

The type species of type d retroviruses (retroviruses, type d) isolated from mammary carcinoma and normal tissues in rhesus monkeys. It appears to have evolved from a recombination between a murine b oncovirus and a primate c oncovirus related to the baboon endogenous virus. Mpmv induces simian aids (saids).