Paramyxoviruses - within the virus particle....

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Paramyxoviruses VIRUS: Paramyxoviruses: Parainfluenza, Mumps, Measles, Respiratory Syncytial Virus GENERAL CONCEPTS: The Paramyxoviruses are an important cause of respiratory disease in children. Illnesses include croup, bronchiolitis and pneumonitis. This group of viruses share similar features; they possess a double layered envelope with spikes, have a helical symmetry and contain a negative stranded RNA genome. An RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RDRP) is contained
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Unformatted text preview: within the virus particle. Paramyxoviruses replicate in the cytoplasm and are released by budding. Virus-specific antigens include those associated with the envelope and those contained within the nucleocapsid. The host range for the Paramyxoviruses includes humans and monkeys. These viruses produce multinucleated giant cells (syncytia) by production of a cell fusing factor, and then cause host cell lysis....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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