Definitions for "Retrovirus"
The family of virus to which HIV belongs.
A class of viruses containing an RNA genome that is converted into a DNA intermediate by an enzyme called reverse transcriptase. That DNA intermediate can become permanently integrated into the host-cell genome; at this stage of the viral life cycle the virus is known as a provirus. The virus can leave the proviral stage of its life cycle and synthesize new viral proteins and nucleic acids for the creation of viral progeny by pirating the machinery of the cell to replicate. The progeny then leaves the infected cell and goes on to infect new cells.
A virus that produces DNA from RNA (the opposite of the normal order). A group of viruses that includes HIV.
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