Papovaviridae


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Papovaviridae

[‚pä·pə·və′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by a nonenveloped icosahedral virion containing double-stranded circular DNA that is complexed inside the nucleocapsid to histone proteins of host cell origin.
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Further reading indicates that JCV had initially been assigned to the family Papovaviridae, so this term may become important if it is necessary to search for information published on JCV or other members of the family prior to the taxonomic reassignment [14].
The human papilloma viruses are small DNA tumor viruses that belong to the family of Papovaviridae. (1) The incidence of cervical carcinoma worldwide is estimated to be as high as 400,000 diagnoses per year.
They are members of a family of Papovaviridae (the papovaviruses), which consists of the genera Papillomavirus and Polyomavirus.