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Defective Viruses

"Defective Viruses" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Defective Viruses" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Defective Viruses" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 63 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 1996
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