Iridoviridae


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Ir·i·do·vir·i·dae

(ir'i-dō-vir'i-dē),
A family of viruses including iridescent viruses of insects (Iridovirus) and viruses that infect frogs and fish. These viruses are large, icosahedral (120-170 nm in diameter), and contain lipid. The genome is a single molecule of double-stranded DNA with molecular weight of 130-160 × 106.

Iridoviridae

a family of large double stranded DNA viruses that replicate in the cytoplasm and have been associated with diseases in fish and amphibians; includes lymphocystis virus.
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Viruses reported in marine shellfish include Herperviridae, Iridoviridae, Papovaridae, Togaviridae, Retroviridae, Reviridae, and Paramyxoviridae.
Frog Virus 3 is a member of the family Iridoviridae.
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Mimiviridae is the newest member of the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA virus (NCLDV) group, which also contains Poxviridae, Iridoviridae, Asfarviridae, and Phycodnaviridae (1).