infectious nucleic acid


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infectious nucleic acid

[in¦fek·shəs nü¦klē·ik ′as·əd]
(virology)
Purified viral nucleic acid capable of infecting a host cell and causing the production of viral progeny.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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