orthomyxovirus


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orthomyxovirus

 [or″tho-mik″so-vi´rus]
any of a family of RNA viruses that cause influenza. Replication occurs in the nucleus and cytoplasm, and assembly is by budding on the plasma membrane. Genera include Influenzavirus A,Influenzavirus B, and Influenzavirus C.

orthomyxovirus

/or·tho·myxo·vi·rus/ (-mik´so-vi″rus) a subgroup of myxoviruses that includes the viruses of human and animal influenza.

orthomyxovirus

(ôr′thō-mĭk′sə-vī′rəs)
n. pl. orthomyxovi·ruses
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses, including the virus that causes influenza.

orthomyxovirus

[ôr′thəmik′sōvī′rəs]
Etymology: Gk, orthos + mykes, fungus; L, virus, poison
a member of a family of viruses that includes several organisms responsible for human influenza infection.

Orthomyxovirus

a genus in the family Orthomyxoviridae. They cause influenza in various species, including human influenza, swine influenza, equine influenza and avian influenza.
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Influenza A virus, a member of the genus Orthomyxovirus, is an economically important virus that causes disease in humans, pigs, horses, and fowl (1).
The single isolate of DHOV, another member of the tickborne orthomyxovirus group, was obtained from a pool of R.
ISAV is an orthomyxovirus of a new genus (Aquaorthomyxovirus) that is closely related to the influenza viruses (22).