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Adenovirus vs. Retrovirus — What's the Difference?

Adenovirus vs. Retrovirus — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Adenovirus and Retrovirus

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Adenovirus

Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses that cause conjunctivitis and upper respiratory tract infections in humans.
Aug 10, 2021

Retrovirus

A retrovirus is a type of virus that inserts a copy of its RNA genome into the DNA of a host cell that it invades, thus changing the genome of that cell. Once inside the host cell's cytoplasm, the virus uses its own reverse transcriptase enzyme to produce DNA from its RNA genome, the reverse of the usual pattern, thus retro (backwards).
Aug 10, 2021

Adenovirus

(medicine) Any virus of the family Adenoviridae, many of which are responsible for respiratory infections in humans
Aug 10, 2021

Retrovirus

Any of a family of viruses, many of which produce tumors, that contain RNA and reverse transcriptase, including HIV.
Aug 10, 2021

Adenovirus

Any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
Aug 10, 2021
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Retrovirus

(virology) Any of a group of viruses which insert a copy of their RNA genome into the DNA of a host cell, thus changing the genome of that cell.
Aug 10, 2021

Retrovirus

(computer security) A computer virus that seeks to attack antivirus programs in an attempt to avoid detection.
Aug 10, 2021

Retrovirus

Any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA)
Aug 10, 2021

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