Satellite (biology)

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(unranked) Subviral agents
(unranked) Satellite

Template:Taxobox end placement Template:Taxobox section subdivision Satellite viruses
Satellite nucleic acids Template:Taxobox end Satellites are subviral agents composed of nucleic acids; they depend for their multiplication on coinfection of a host cell with a helper virus (also known as the master virus).

When a satellite encodes the coat protein in which its nucleic acid is encapsidated it is referred to as a satellite virus.


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de:Satellit (Biologie) nl:Satellietvirus