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Woolly monkey sarcoma virus

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Woolly monkey sarcoma virus
Virus classification Edit this classification
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Pararnavirae
Phylum: Artverviricota
Class: Revtraviricetes
Order: Ortervirales
Family: Retroviridae
Genus: Gammaretrovirus
Woolly monkey sarcoma virus

Woolly monkey sarcoma virus (WMSV), with synonym Simian sarcoma virus (often abbreviated by SSV, but this may also stand for some species called 'Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus', that belong to different genera in family Fuselloviridae) is a species of gammaretrovirus that infects primates. First isolation was from a fibrosarcoma in a woolly monkey (genus Lagothrix). For its reproduction the virus needs a helper or associated virus which is called Simian sarcoma associated virus (SSAV).[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
  2. ^ NCBI Taxonomy Browser
  3. ^ Zoologix Simian sarcoma virus (SSV) and simian sarcoma associated virus (SSAV)

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