Retrovirus insertion into herpesviruses

Robert J. Isfort, Richard Witter, Hsing-Jien Kung

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Abstract

Recent studies have indicated that retroviruses can integrate into and mutate the genomes of herpesviruses during co-infection. This interaction has the potential to change the host range and pathogenicity of both viruses and result in novel infectious agents and diseases. This phenomenon also allows genetic material to be exchanged between these viruses and their hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Herpesviridae
Retroviridae
Viruses
Host Specificity
Coinfection
Communicable Diseases
Virulence
Genome
Genes

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  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Retrovirus insertion into herpesviruses. / Isfort, Robert J.; Witter, Richard; Kung, Hsing-Jien.

In: Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1994, p. 174-177.

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Isfort, Robert J. ; Witter, Richard ; Kung, Hsing-Jien. / Retrovirus insertion into herpesviruses. In: Trends in Microbiology. 1994 ; Vol. 2, No. 5. pp. 174-177.
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