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DNA Virus Classes

Classification of DNA Viruses Infecting Vertebrates

Hepadnaviridae (hepa,liver; dna,deoxyribonucleic acid) Lipid-containing envelope dsDNA Hepatitis B virus
Parvoviridae (parvus,small) Naked;isometric ssDNA Outbreaks of gastroenteritis following eating of shellfish
Papillomaviridae (poly,many; oma,tumor) Naked;Isometric dsDNA Human papillomaviruses associated with genital and oral carcinomas
Polymaviridae (poly,many; oma,tumor) Nakedkisometric dsDNA SV-40 Causes tumors in monkeys
Adenoviridae (adenos,gland) Naked;isometric dsDNA Some cause tumors in animals
Herpesviridae (herpes,creeping) Envelped with surface projections dsDNA Herpes simplex virus;cytomeglaovirus Chickenpox virus;mononucleosis
Poxviridae (poc,pustule) Enveloped;large brick-shaped dsDNA Smallpox;vaccinia virus
Iridoviridae (irid,rainbow) Naked;isometric dsDNA No known human pathogens; only animal pathogens
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