Hepadnaviridae


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He·pad·na·vi·ri·dae

(hē-pad'nă-vir'ā-dē),
A family of lipid-containing icosahedral DNA-containing viruses 42 mm in diameter the genome of which consists of a single molecule of noncovalently closed, circular DNA that is partially single stranded and partially double stranded; associated with hepatitis in a number of animal species. In mammals, the principal genus ortho is associated with hepatitis B virus; the genus Avihepadnavirus is associated with disease in birds. Persistent infection is common and is associated with chronic disease and liver cancer.
[hepatitis + DNA + virus]

Hepadnaviridae

/Hep·ad·na·vi·ri·dae/ (hep-ad″nah-vir´ĭ-de) the hepatitis B–like viruses: a family of DNA viruses causing infection and associated with chronic disease and neoplasia.

He·pad·na·vi·ri·dae

(hē-pad'nă-vir'ī-dē)
A family of DNA-containing viruses. The principal genus Hepadnavirus is associated with hepatitis B.
[hepatitis + DNA + virus]

He·pad·na·vi·ri·dae

(hē-pad'nă-vir'i-dē)
A family of DNA-containing viruses. The principal genus Hepadnavirus is associated with hepatitis B.
[hepatitis + DNA + virus]

Hepadnaviridae

(hepad″nəvir´-ô idē),
n one of the major virus families, to which the hepatitis B virus belongs. Viruses in this family have a double-stranded incomplete circular molecular structure with icosahedral symmetry.

Hepadnaviridae

a family of viruses that are icosahedral with a circular, partially double-strand DNA genome. The prototype virus causes serum hepatitis or hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma in humans; related viruses cause hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma in ducks, woodchucks, ground squirrels and dogs.
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Tree was created on the basis of full-genome sequences from the family Hepadnaviridae.
Hepadnaviridae family members have as common characteristics a tropism for liver cells.
However, the hepadnavirus isolated from woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha)--woolly monkey HBV (WMHBV) clearly is a new member of the Hepadnaviridae family.
HBV belongs to a family of small enveloped partially double stranded DNA viruses called Hepadnaviridae.
2-kb partially double-stranded virus belonging to the family Hepadnaviridae.
The family Hepadnaviridae comprises 2 genera (Orthohepadnavirus and Avihepadnavirus), and viruses classified within these genera have a narrow host range.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepatotropic, enveloped and partly double helical DNA virus of genus orthohepadnavirus in the hepadnaviridae family.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV), the prototypic member of the family Hepadnaviridae, is an enveloped hepatotropic virus that causes acute and chronic human liver diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
HBV belongs te the genus Orthohepadnavirus, family Hepadnaviridae.