Circoviruses are small viruses with unsegmented genomes that have a single molecule of DNA, which forms a circle, closed by covalent bonds. The genome is 1800-2000 nucleotides long.
There are two or three genera in the Circovirus family:
Circoviruses are relatively poorly-studied.
(Below: Porcine Circovirus)
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For Dr. Robert Siegel - Humans and Viruses - Winter 2008
Department of Human Biology - Stanford University
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