<molecular biology, virology> A family of arboviruses composed of more than 200 viruses, including the genera: Bunyavirus, Hantavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, Uukuvirus. These single-stranded RNA enveloped viruses are spherical or oval and measure 90-100nm in diameter and are all sensitive to lipid solvents and detergents.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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