Hepadnaviridae


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Related to Hepadnaviridae: Reoviridae, Flaviviridae, Parvoviridae, Picornaviridae, Poxviridae, Retroviridae, Astroviridae

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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HBV belongs te the genus Orthohepadnavirus, family Hepadnaviridae.