Viruses of Parasites

Joel Gagliardi jg121 at UMAIL.UMD.EDU
Tue Apr 7 17:48:04 EST 1998


David,

Zinsser Microbiology, 19th ed. , Appleton and Lange, Joklik, Wilett,
Amos and Wilfert eds.

Iridoviridae, DNA containing viruses, have a subgroup called Iridescent
viruses of: Mollusks, annelids, protozoa. ref. Virology 126:317, 1983.

In researching a recent chapter on virology, I found that
classifications are largely the result of unfortunate choices made
without full understanding of virus taxonomy.  For instance, viruses in
the same family, eg. Rhabdoviridae, may infect higher animals, insects
and plants.  This is probably not that far-fetched, since they are all
eukaryotes.




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