satellite virus

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satellite virus

satellite virus

VIROLOGY

A virus which co-infects a host at the same time as a pathogenic virus–e.g., tobacco necrosis satellite virus, which accompanies adenovirus-associated virus.

Hepatitis D virus is regarded as a subviral satellite virus as it can propagate only in the presence of hepatitis B virus.

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_(biology)

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