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negative sense, single-stranded RNA viruses

A group of RNA viruses whose negative single strand of viral RNA (3' to 5') has base sequence complementary to the positive sense strand (5' to 3'). The negative viral RNA must be converted by RNA polymerase to positive-sense RNA before it can be translated into protein.
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  • negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses
  • single-stranded RNA viruses, negative sense
  • (-)ssRNA viruses
  • negative sense single-stranded RNA viruses
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