Encyclopedia > Flaviviridae

  Article Content

Flaviviridae

Flaviviridae are a family of viruses that infect mammals. The taxon includes the flavivirus (yellow fever, West Nile virus), pestivirus, and Hepatitis C-like viruses (Hepatitis C) groups.

The genome of the Flaviviridae viruses is a monopartite, linear, single-stranded RNA of 10,000-11,000 nucleotides. The 5'-terminus carries a methylated nucleotide cap or a genome-linked protein. The virus itself is enveloped and spherical, about 40-60 nm in diameter.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sexually transmitted disease

... as venereal diseases (VD) until some time around 1990, when public health officials[?] introduced the new term in an effort to improve the clarity of their warnings[?] to ...