Nonhuman Mammalian Retroviruses

  • Steven Specter
  • Mauro Bendinelli
  • Herman Friedman
Part of the Infectious agents and pathogenesis book series (IAPA)


It is beyond the scope of this chapter to present a comprehensive discussion of the biology of mammalian retroviruses. This has been reviewed effectively elsewhere.(1,2) The brief overview provided here focuses on the aspects of retrovirus biology that may assist in understanding the effects of these viruses on immunity.


Leukemia Virus Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Bovine Leukemia Virus Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus Equine Infectious Anemia Virus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Specter
    • 1
  • Mauro Bendinelli
    • 2
  • Herman Friedman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of MedicineUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiomedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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