Dictionary > Single stranded DNA virus

Single stranded DNA virus

Definition
noun
Any of the viruses belonging to the Class II of Baltimore classification system characterized by having a single stranded DNA as the genetic material and using a DNA-dependent DNA polymerase during replication.
Supplement
Most of these viruses must enter the host nucleus before they can replicate. It is because they use the host cell‘s polymerases when replicating their viral genome. The parvoviruses are example of this group.
Variant: ssDNA virus.
Compare: double stranded DNA virus.

See also: DNA virus.


You will also like...

Nephrolepis exaltata
Vascular Plants: Ferns and Relatives

Ferns and their relatives are vascular plants, meaning they have xylem and phloem tissues. Because of the presence of va..

Kidneys
Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

The kidneys are responsible for the regulation of water and inorganic ions. Read this tutorial to learn about the differ..

Adaptive Radiation
Adaptive Radiation

The diversification of several new species from a recent ancestral source, each adapted to utilize or occupy a vacant ad..

vitamins
A Balanced Vitamin Diet – Vitamins A – K

A balanced diet is essential to a healthy organism. Insufficiency or too much of a particular element or compound, such ..

Chemical effects on plant growth and development
Effect of Chemicals on Growth & Development in Organisms

Plants and animals need elements, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium for proper growth and developme..

Photosynthesis and respiration
Plant Metabolism

Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. Plant processes, such as photosynthesis, photop..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics