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Unformatted text preview: ales A viral species is a group of viruses sharing the same genetic information and ecological niche. Species are designated by descriptive common names (such as human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]) , and if there are subspecies they are designated by a number (HIV-1). Table 13.2 P. 3782- 383 is a summary of the classification of viruses that infect humans. ISOLATION, CULTIVATION, AND IDENTIFICATION OF VIRUSES Viruses grow only in living cells, so regular lab media are not suitable. This plus the fact that many viruses are host specific complicates the job of cultivating viruses. The viruses that grow in bacteria (bacteriophages) are the ones that have been studied the most....
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