African swine fever virus

a double-stranded DNA virus that is the etiological agent of African swine fever; it was formerly classified as a member of the Iridoviridae but is now assigned to the genus African swine fever–like viruses, which belongs to no family and of which it is the only member.

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  • african swine fever — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : an acute highly contagious usually fatal virus disease of swine that is caused by a spherical virus containing one linear double stranded molecule of DNA, that resembles but is more severe than hog cholera,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swine fever — noun Date: 1886 1. hog cholera 2. an acute highly contagious usually fatal disease of swine that is caused by a double stranded DNA virus (species African swine fever virus of the genus Asfivirus, family Asfarviridae), that resembles but is more… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • DNA virus — A DNA virus is a virus that has DNA as its genetic material and replicates using a DNA dependent DNA polymerase. The nucleic acid is usually double stranded DNA (dsDNA) but may also be single stranded DNA (ssDNA). DNA viruses belong to either… …   Wikipedia

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