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Definition: 'Iridoviridae'

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Iridoviridae

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ir′i-dō-vir′i-dē

Definitions:
1. A family of viruses including iridescent viruses of insects (Iridovirus) and viruses that infect frogs and fish. These viruses are large, icosahedral (120–170 nm in diameter), and contain lipid. The genome is a single molecule of double-stranded DNA with molecular weight of 130–160 × 106.




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