Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 10 - Viruses - Self Quiz - Page 309: 4


(c) Herpesviruses

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Viruses that can remain latent (usually in neurons) for many years are most likely Herpesviruses. Herpesviruses have a universal property of latency which means that they can remain in their host cell for long periods of time (years or decades) and retain their ability to replicate.
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