Family Iridoviridae: poor viral relations no longer.

@article{Chinchar2009FamilyIP,
  title={Family Iridoviridae: poor viral relations no longer.},
  author={V. Gregory Chinchar and Alex Hyatt and Takashi Miyazaki and Trevor Williams},
  journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={328},
  pages={123-70}
}
Members of the family Iridoviridae infect a diverse array of invertebrate and cold-blooded vertebrate hosts and are currently viewed as emerging pathogens of fish and amphibians. Iridovirid replication is unique and involves both nuclear and cytoplasmic compartments, a circularly permuted, terminally redundant genome that, in the case of vertebrate iridoviruses, is also highly methylated, and the efficient shutoff of host macromolecular synthesis. Although initially neglected largely due to the… CONTINUE READING

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