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Helper Viruses

Viruses which enable defective viruses to replicate or to form a protein coat by complementing the missing gene function of the defective (satellite) virus. Helper and satellite may be of the same or different genus.

Year introduced: 1975

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Tree Number(s): B04.423

MeSH Unique ID: D006378

Entry Terms:

  • Helper Virus
  • Virus, Helper
  • Viruses, Helper

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