Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3983

The mature virus, the ultimate phase of viral development. The virion is either a naked or an enveloped nucleocapsid. The term “virus” embraces all phases of the viral development, and it includes the virion.

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