Dependovirus


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Dependovirus

[di′pen·də‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A genus of the animal-virus family Parvoviridae that is characterized by defective viruses that require a helper virus (usually an adenovirus) for their replication.
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In the subfamily Parvovirinae, genus Bocavirus is uniquely different from other four genera, Amdovirus, Dependovirus, Erythrovirus, and Parvovirus, in the genome components (http://ictvonline.org/).
Until recently, parvovirus B19 and adeno-associated viruses, which belong to the genera Erythrovirus and Dependovirus, respectively, were the only known members of the family Parvoviridae that infected humans (1).