Arenaviridae


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A·re·na·vi·ri·dae

(ă'rē-nă-vir'i-dē),
A family of more than 15 RNA viruses, many of which are natural parasites of rodents, that includes lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Lassa virus, and the Tacaribe virus complex. The virions are 50-300 nm (average 100 nm) in diameter, enveloped, ether-sensitive, and contain two single-stranded RNA molecules (molecular weight 3-5 × 106); they also contain electron-dense, RNA-containing granules (20-30 nm in diameter) that resemble ribosomes, with an electron-microscopic appearance of sandiness.
[L. arena (harena), sand]

Arenaviridae

/Are·na·vi·ri·dae/ (ah-re″nah-vir´ĭ-de) the arenaviruses; a family of RNA viruses with a pleomorphic virion and a genome consisting of two circular molecules of single-stranded RNA. The single genus is Arenavirus.

A·re·na·vi·ri·dae

(ă-rēnă-viri-dē)
A family of RNA viruses, many of which are parasites of rodents, which includes lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Lassa virus, and the Tacaribe virus complex.
[L. arena (harena), sand]

A·re·na·vi·ri·dae

(ă-rēnă-viri-dē)
A family of RNA viruses, many of which are parasites of rodents, which includes Lassa virus.
[L. arena (harena), sand]

Arenaviridae

a family of spherical or pleomorphic, enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses containing host cell-derived ribosomes, e.g. Lassa fever virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus and Tacaribe viruses. The natural hosts are rodents.
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Thus, AV H0030026 may represent a novel species (proposed name Real de Catorce) in the family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus (9).