"Defective Viruses" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.
- Defective Viruses
- Defective Virus
- Virus, Defective
- Viruses, Defective
- Defective Interfering Particles
- Defective Interfering Particle
- Interfering Particle, Defective
- Interfering Particles, Defective
- Particle, Defective Interfering
- Particles, Defective Interfering
- Incomplete Viruses
- Incomplete Virus
- Virus, Incomplete
- Viruses, Incomplete
- Defective Hybrids
- Defective Hybrid
- Hybrid, Defective
- Hybrids, Defective
- Defective Interfering Viruses
- Defective Interfering Virus
- Interfering Virus, Defective
- Interfering Viruses, Defective
- Virus, Defective Interfering
- Viruses, Defective Interfering
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