\sˈatəlˌa͡ɪt vˈa͡ɪɹəsɪz], \sˈatəlˌaɪt vˈaɪɹəsɪz], \s_ˈa_t_ə_l_ˌaɪ_t v_ˈaɪ_ɹ_ə_s_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of SATELLITE VIRUSES
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Defective viruses which can multiply only by association with a helper virus which complements the defective gene. Satellite viruses may be associated with certain plant viruses, animal viruses, or bacteriophages. They differ from satellite RNA; (RNA, SATELLITE) in that satellite viruses encode their own coat protein.
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