Puma lentivirus

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Puma lentivirus
Virus classification
Group: Group VI (ssRNA-RT)
Order: Unassigned
Family: Retroviridae
Subfamily: Orthoretrovirinae
Genus: Lentivirus
Species: Puma lentivirus

Puma lentivirus (PLV) is a retrovirus.[1] A study in 2003 indicated that domestic cats infected with puma lentivirus (PLV) or lion lentivirus (LLV) began producing anti-FIV immune responses.[1]


  1. ^ a b VandeWoude S, Hageman CL, Hoover EA (September 2003). "Domestic cats infected with lion or puma lentivirus develop anti-feline immunodeficiency virus immune responses". J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 34 (1): 20–31. doi:10.1097/00126334-200309010-00003. PMID 14501789.