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Meet the Parvoviridae

Parvovirus are amongst the smallest of the known viruses. They require actively dividing cells. Learn how they are classified and replicate.

In this video, we discuss the viral family Parvoviridae, the most important members of this family, the structure of the viral particles and the replication strategy.


Parvoviruses are interesting viruses, mostly because they are so small and dependent on the cell they infect. As the video mentions, they require actively dividing cells to replicate. What type of cells might these be? Share your ideas in the comments.

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