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RNA:

see nucleic acidnucleic acid,
any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of hereditary information and in the expression of this information through protein synthesis.
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RNA

(biochemistry)
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RNA

Biochem ribonucleic acid; any of a group of nucleic acids, present in all living cells, that play an essential role in the synthesis of proteins. On hydrolysis they yield the pentose sugar ribose, the purine bases adenine and guanine, the pyrimidine bases cytosine and uracil, and phosphoric acid
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Enteroviruses (EVs) are common human pathogens that are small, naked, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses of [approximately equal to] 7,400 nt.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a mosquitoborne, positive-sense RNA virus of the family Togaviridae, causes an acute febrile illness and severe polyarthralgia that can persist for months or years in some patients (1-3).
To the Editor: Hepatitis A (HAV; family Picornaviridae; genus Hepatovirus) is an [approximately equal to] 7.5-kb single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus that causes acute inflammation of the liver in humans and nonhuman primates.
HEV is a nonenveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus containing [approximately equal to] 7.2 kb.
To the Editor: West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus ([approximately equal to] 11 kb) that is taxonomically classified within the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus.
Subsequently, the causative agent of PED was identified as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), which belongs to the family Coronaviridae (2) and contains an enveloped, single-stranded positive-sense RNA genome.
Viruses in the family Caliciviridae are nonenveloped, polyadenylated, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses (1).

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