picornavirus

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Particles of polio virus. Those that look empty lack the RNA without which they are not functional.

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pico- +‎ RNA + virus

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picornavirus (plural picornaviruses)

  1. Any of the family Picornaviridae of RNA viruses, many of which are pathogenic, causing diseases such as polio, foot-and-mouth disease, and many varieties of the common cold.
    • 2010, Ellie Ehrenfeld et al., The Picornaviruses, American Society for Microbiology Press, →ISBN:
      Historically, interest in virology developed because these tiny microbes caused significant human and veterinary disease. One picornavirus, foot-and-mouth disease virus, was the first animal disease virus discovered; it was identified by Friedrich Loeffler and Paul Frosch in 1898 as a filterable, infectious agent that caused the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease. The discovery of poliovirus as the etiologic agent of poliomyelitis was reported 11 years later by Karl Landsteiner and Edwin Popper...

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picornavirus m (plural picornavirus)

  1. picornavirus