antigenic complex

an·ti·gen·ic com·plex

a composite of different antigenic structures, such as proteins on a cell or a bacterium, or, by extension, a molecule containing two or more determinant groups of different antigenic specificities.
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The antigenic complex of Streptococcus haemolyticus: I.
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Similarly, ONN virus lineage has been considered a distinct group of viruses within the antigenic complex.
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Technically, both are classified in a group of viruses known as the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex. This group--which includes the Japanese encephalitis, Murray Valley encephalitis, Kunjin, and Stratford viruses--falls in the larger category of flaviviruses.
To the Editor: West Nile virus (WNV) is a member of the genus Flavivirus within the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex. The enzootic virus cycle involves transmission between avian hosts and ornithophilic mosquitoes, whereas humans and horses are considered dead-end hosts.
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To the Editor: Ilheus virus (ILHV) (genus Flavivirus in the Ntaya antigenic complex) is most closely related to Rocio virus.
SFV antibodies failed to detect ONNV by IFA, although both viruses are members of the same antigenic complex (12).
That we found antiborrelial-complex antibodies may suggest the presence of a new species in this antigenic complex containing cross-reactive antigens, but many other studies are necessary to confirm it.