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Describing the silent human virome with an emphasis on giant viruses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24157886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Viruses are the most abundant obligate intracellular entities in our body. Until recently, they were only considered to be pathogens that caused a broad array of pathologies, ranging from mild disease to deaths in the most severe cases. However, recent advances in unbiased mass sequencing techniques as well as increasing epidemiological evidence have indicated that the human body is home to diverse viral species under non-pathological conditions. Despite these studies, the description of the presumably healthy viral flora, i.e. the normal human virome, is still in its infancy regarding viral composition and dynamics. This review summarizes our current knowledge of the human virome under non-pathological conditions. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Authors:
Nikolay Popgeorgiev; Sarah Temmam; Didier Raoult; Christelle Desnues
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intervirology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1423-0100     ISO Abbreviation:  Intervirology     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364265     Medline TA:  Intervirology     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-412     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
URMITE UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.
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