Published Online: 20 JUN 2001
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How to Cite
Xiao, X. 2001. Adeno-associated Viruses. eLS. .
- Published Online: 20 JUN 2001
Adeno-associated viruses are small, nonenveloped, single-stranded viruses of the genus Dependovirus, family Parvoviridae. They are so named because their propagation depends upon the coinfection by an unrelated virus for essential helper functions.
- episomal persistence;
- recombinant viral vector;
- vector production;
- gene therapy;
- rep proteins;
- hairpin transfer replication;
- site-specific integration