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DsRNA virus

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 dsRNA viruses replicate in the cytoplasm, and their replication is monocistronic. Example of dsRNA virus is the reovirus.
Compare: dsDNA virus, ssRNA virus.


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