Picornavirus - Pronunciation

Robert Citek eaou452 at rigel.oac.uci.edu
Tue Sep 19 13:03:47 EST 1995


On 15 Sep 1995, Allen Wang wrote:

> What's the Picornavirus?

The Picornavirus name comes from 'pico' meaning small, 'rna' 
which is their genomic makeup (instead of DNA), and 'virus'. 
But instead of being pronounced pico-r-n-a-virus, it sounds
more like pea-corn-ah-virus.

BTW, a good WWW site for viruses is the 
'Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin' at 
http://www.bocklabs.wisc.edu/Welcome.html 

Also try the bionet.virology newsgroup.

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