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The unique retrovirus

Discover which are the characteristics of retroviruses that make them so unique. Their genome? Their replication cycle? All that and more!

The video names several retroviruses which produce important diseases in animals.

The replication process determines why retroviruses induce slow progressive diseases. Sometimes they are so long and progressive that the animal may die at old age and show no signs of illness. But sometimes retroviruses produce oncogenicity or may take the life of the animal in a short period of time.

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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