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picornavirus

 [pi-kor´nah-vi″rus]
any member of a family of extremely small, ether-resistant RNA viruses, including the enteroviruses and rhinoviruses.
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pi·cor·na·vi·rus

(pī-kōr'nă-vī'rŭs),
A virus of the family Picornaviridae.
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picornavirus

(pē-kôr′nə-vī′rəs, pĭ-)
n. pl. picornavi·ruses
Any of a group of very small viruses, including the enteroviruses and the rhinoviruses, that infect animals and consist of RNA surrounded by an icosahedral protein shell.
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pi·cor·na·vi·rus

(pi-kōr'nă-vī'rŭs)
A virus of the family Picornaviridae.
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picornavirus

A family of small, single-strand RNA viruses that includes the polioviruses, the RHINOVIRUSES, the coxsackie viruses and the enteroviruses. From the Italian piccolo , small, and RNA.
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The skew cluster tree of picornaviruses (Figure 5(a)) also matches the tree topology based on nucleotide substitution (Figure 5(b)).
Gerlach et al., "New respiratory enterovirus and recombinant rhinoviruses among circulating picornaviruses," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
"These findings are significant because all known picornaviruses harbor the target for this DNA repair enzyme, despite the fact that their genetic material is made up of RNA rather than DNA.
The areas of viral replication affect the route of transmission of picornaviruses and include fecal-oral (Enterovirus) and respiratory droplets (Rhinovirus).
Picornaviruses are also responsible for more serious conditions such as encephalitis, meningitis, hepatitis A and polio.
Picornaviruses are also responsible for serious conditions such as encephalitis, meningitis, inflammation of the heart, hepatitis A and p o l i o.
Rhinoviruses, which cause about half of all colds, are picornaviruses, as are enteroviruses, which also cause colds.
Colds that are caused by picornaviruses, specifically rhinoviruses, usually account for about 80% of colds during those months.
The medicine attacks a large group of viruses known as the picornaviruses. Dr Hayden said among these is the rhinovirus, the bug that causes about half of all colds.
Polymerase chain reaction for human picornaviruses. J Gen Virol 1989; 70:3261-68.
Called picornaviruses, these measure about one-thirtieth the size of the AIDS virus and possess a single protein shell rather than two.
This research was funded by the FP7 Marie Curie Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways consortium Academia Industry R&D Opportunities for Picornaviruses.