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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Diversity among Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae) associated with the southern plains woodrat (Neotoma micropus).
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV; family Arenaviridae) is a rodent-borne pathogen; its main reservoir is the common house mouse (Mus musculus), but it has also been detected in pets, research rodents, and wild mice (1,2).
Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus) comprise Bear Canyon virus, Tamiami virus, and Whitewater Arroyo virus in the United States; Tacaribe virus (TCRV) on Trinidad; Chapare virus (CHPV) and Machupo virus (MACV) in Bolivia; Guanarito virus (GTOV) in Venezuela; Junin virus (JUNV) in Argentina; Sabia virus (SABV) in Brazil; and 9 other species (1).
Results of Bayesian analyses of GPC gene sequence data, Bayesian analyses of the N protein gene sequence data, and pairwise comparisons of amino acid sequences collectively indicate that AV B1030026 is a strain of a novel species (proposed name Ocozocoautla de Espinosa virus) in the family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus (1).
Family Arenaviridae. In: Fauquet CM, Mayo MA, Maniloff J, Desselberger U, Ball LA, editors: Virus taxonomy: eighth report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.
The Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus) known to occur in Venezuela are Guanarito virus (GTOV) and Pirital virus (PIRV) (1,2).
Guanarito virus (Arenaviridae) isolates from endemic and outlying localities in Venezuela: sequence comparisons among and within strains isolated from Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever patients and rodents.