Human Cytomegalovirus: Molecular Biology

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Human cytomegalovirus has the largest genome among known human viruses and is an important, if complex, clinical entity. From a literature that is large and rapidly expanding, this article gives an overview of the molecular biology of the virus and highlights several key aspects. These include the features of transcription, translation, and DNA replication, the characteristics of major protein players in the infectious cycle, and the composition of the virus particle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Virology
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123744104
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Capsid
  • DNA replication
  • Genome
  • Glycoproteins
  • Herpesvirus
  • Human cytomegalovirus
  • Tegument
  • Transcription
  • Virion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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