SV40

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SV40

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SV40

(ĕs′vē-fôr′tē)
n.
A polyomavirus found in humans and other mammals that causes tumors in certain species, such as hamsters and rats, and various diseases in immunocompromised monkeys. It has been widely researched as a model of viral replication and gene expression and a possible cause of certain cancers in humans.
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