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What is a herpesvirus?

Herpes means to crawl. Learn about the herpesviruses, their name, replication cycle and how they are grouped in different subfamilies.

This video shows you how to recognise the key features that define the herpesviruses. It also outlines the different steps they follow for replicating and producing many more viral particles.

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Compare the size of herpesvirus particles with other viruses that you know. Are herpesvirus genomes the largest of the known viruses? Human herpesviruses are well known; have you contracted the chickenpox? And herpes zoster? Share your experience with other learners.

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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