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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.
The mechanism by which a pathogen, such as a virus, is transmitted from one host to another host.
Of the nature of, caused by, or relating to a virus or viruses.
Tool based on a virus which is used to deliver genetic material into a living organism (in vivo) or in cell culture (in vitro). (Source: Wikipedia)
The complete, infective form of a virus outside a host cell, with a core containing its genome and usually a capsid.