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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of very small viruses, including the enteroviruses and the rhinoviruses, that infect animals and consist of RNA surrounded by an icosahedral protein shell.

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  • n. Any of a group of RNA viruses, of the family Picornaviridae, many of which are pathogenic

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  • n. a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat

Etymologies

pico- + RNA + virus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The disease does not spread to humans but there is an identically named human illness that is caused by another member of the picornavirus family.

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  • By this translation enhancement such an internal picornavirus IRES reduces possible effects of mutations or inhibitors of translation.

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  • We used retrovirus-mediated transduction to introduce FoxP3 or FoxP3 with anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family molecule Bcl-xL linked by a 2A picornavirus self-cleaving peptide into CD4+ T cells to generate Tregs.

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  • Surprisingly, the polyhedrin subunits are more similar to picornavirus coat proteins than to the polyhedrin of cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV).

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  • This is similar to a recent study of picornavirus inactivation by UV, showing that at doses of approximately 1.25 J / cm

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  • Furthermore, we recently demonstrated CPMV bioavailability and systemic tissue trafficking in mouse CPMV is a comovirus in the picornavirus superfamily, and infects the cowpea plant

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