myxovirus


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myxovirus

[′mik·sə‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A group of ribonucleic-acid animal viruses characterized by hemagglutination and hemadsorption; includes influenza and fowl plague viruses and the paramyxoviruses.
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ABSTRACT: The mouse myxovirus resistance protein 1 (Mx1) is known to be sufficient to confer resistance to influenza viruses, and the gene encoding Mx1 is, therefore, an interesting candidate gene for disease resistance in farm animals.
The myxovirus resistance protein (Mx) is the key component of the antiviral state induced by type I (a/b) interferons (IFN) in many species (Haller et al.