COMMON DNA VIRUSES

COMMON DNA VIRUSES - COMMONDNAVIRUSES

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COMMON DNA VIRUSES    1. Adenoviridae---named for the adenoids, where they virus was fist isolated. Causes acute  respiratory disease such as the common cold.      2. Poxviridae---diseases causing skin lesions such as smallpox and cowpox and that is where  the name came from (pox = pus-filled lesion). Viral multiplication is started by viral  transcriptase (-----ase name = enzyme). Viral components are synthesized and assembled in the  cytoplasm.       3. Herpesviridae-----named for the spreading (herpetic) appearance of cold sores. There are  nearly 100 herpesviruses. (HHV means human herpes virus.)       a. HHV-1 and HHV-2 cause cold sores and genital herpes       b. HHV-3 which causes chickenpox       c. HHH-4, also known as Epstein-Barr virus---causes infectious mononucleosis       d. HHV-5 also known as  Cytomegalovirus       e. HHV-6 also known as 
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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COMMON DNA VIRUSES - COMMONDNAVIRUSES

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