Adenovirus and Rotavirus
Adenoviruses were first discovered in 1953, by Rowe and his colleagues. These viruses were first isolated from Adenoid cell culture, hence the family name of Adenoviridae. At present, 51 distinct serotypes have been recognized and recorded. Adenoviruses are non-enveloped icosahedral particles. The capsid is built up from 252 capsomers (T=25), of which 240 are hexavalent and 12 (situated at the apices) are pentavalent. A "penton fibre"projects from each apex
A group of viruses that infect the membranes (tissue linings) of the respiratory tract, the eyes, the intestines, and the urinary tract, adenoviruses account for about 10% of acute respiratory infections in children and are a frequent cause of diarrhea.
Diseases induced by different genotypes of Adenovirus
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