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Glossary Term Retrovirus
Definition A virus whose primary genetic material is RNA instead of DNA. Replication of the genome of such a virus requires the RNA to be copied into DNA using reverse transcriptase. This group of viruses includes HIV (AIDS virus).

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last database update
08/26/2014
MGI 5.19
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