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Abstract

Viruses in the family are found in a wide variety of vertebrate hosts. Enveloped virions are 80–100 nm in diameter with an inner core containing the viral genome and replicative enzymes. Core morphology is often characteristic for viruses within the same genus. Replication involves reverse transcription and integration into host cell DNA, resulting in a provirus. Integration into germline cells can result in a heritable provirus known as an endogenous retrovirus. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family , which is available at ictv.global/report/retroviridae.

Keyword(s): AIDS , HIV , ICTV Report , Retroviridae and taxonomy
Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • Wellcome Trust (Award WT108418AIA)
    • Principle Award Recipient: ICTVConsortium
  • This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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