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Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus

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Cytomegalovirus
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Cytomegalovirus
Dr.T.V.Rao MD
 
Cytomegalovirus
Cytomegalovirus
 
(from the Greek cyto-, "cell", and -megalo-, "large") is a viral genus of the viral family known as Herpesviridae or herpes viruses. The species that infects humans is commonly known as human CMV (HCMV) or human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5), and is the most studied of all cytomegaloviruses
 
Properties of the CMV
Belong to the betaherpesvirus subfamily of herpesviruses double stranded DNA enveloped virus Nucleocapsid 105nm in diameter, 162 capsomers The structure of the genome of CMV is similar to other herpesviruses, consisting of long and short segments which may be orientated in either direction, giving a total of 4 isomers. A large no. of proteins are encoded for, the precise number is unknown.
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