dsDNA-RT virus

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[1] dsDNA-RT viruses are the seventh group in the Baltimore virus classification. They are considered as DNA viruses (class I of Baltimore classification), part of the class of reverse transcribing viruses because they replicate through an RNA intermediate. It includes the families Hepadnaviridae and Caulimoviridae.

The term "pararetrovirus" is also used for this group.[2] The term was introduced in 1985.[3]


  1. ^ http://academicsreview.org/glossary/retroviruses-and-pararetroviruses/
  2. ^ Khan, Jawaid A.; Dijkstra, Jeanne (2002). Plant viruses as molecular pathogens. Psychology Press. pp. 317–. ISBN 978-1-56022-895-0. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Temin HM (November 1985). "Reverse transcription in the eukaryotic genome: retroviruses, pararetroviruses, retrotransposons, and retrotranscripts". Mol. Biol. Evol. 2 (6): 455–68. PMID 2835576.