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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.
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.