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Pertaining to a class of drugs that inhibit the activity of retroviruses. For example, HIV is a retrovirus as it inserts a DNA copy of its RNA genome into the DNA of the host cell.
The protein shell of a virus.
The range of differences observed.
The change in heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.
The genetic modification of cells to produce a therapeutic effect or the treatment of disease by repairing or reconstructing defective genetic material. (Source: Wikipedia)
The complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell, organism or virus.
A principal taxonomic category that ranks below family and above species, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name.
A larger organism that harbors a smaller organism; for instance, a cat which harbors a virus.
A genetic variant, a subtype or a culture within a biological species.
The branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms.