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Encyclopedia > Caliciviridae
Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Family: Caliciviridae

Sapovirus Viruses can be classified in several ways, such as by their geometry, by whether they have envelopes, by the identity of the host organism they can infect, by mode of transmission, or by the type of disease they cause. ... An RNA virus is a virus that either uses RNA as its genetic material, or whose genetic material passes through an RNA intermediate during replication. ... Norwalk virus is a virus, the prototype of the Norwalk virus family or the noroviruses. ...

The Caliciviridae are a family of viruses, including the following genera: A common alternate meaning of virus is computer virus. ...

  • Genus Vesivirus; type species: Swine vesicular exanthema virus
  • Genus Lagovirus; type species: Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus
  • Genus Norovirus; type species: Norwalk virus
  • Genus Sapovirus; type species: Sapporo virus

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Virus Evolution Workgroup: 1999 Workshop Abstract (579 words)
The Caliciviridae include human and animal pathogens, causing a wide variety of diseases, of which gastroenteritis is known in humans.
Caliciviridae and Picornaviridae, which belong to the same subphylum and genera within Picornaviridae, are well characterized.
Maximum likelihood phylogram represents the phylogenetic relationships of the capsid gene among the Caliciviridae.
Caliciviridae Terms and Definitions at www.MedicalGlossary.org (297 words)
Lagovirus - A genus of the family CALICIVIRIDAE, associated with infections in rabbits and hares, responsible for epidemics with high mortality.
Sapovirus - A genus of the family CALICIVIRIDAE associated with worldwide sporadic outbreaks of GASTROENTERITIS in humans.
Vesivirus - A genus of the family CALICIVIRIDAE comprised of species infecting a wide range of organisms.
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