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Viroids MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Viroids
Tree Number(s)
B04.956
Unique ID
D014772
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014772
Annotation
"smallest known agents of infect dis"; read MeSH definition
Scope Note
A group of pathogens comprising the smallest known agents of infectious disease. They are unencapsulated and are capable of replicating autonomously in susceptible cells. Positively identified viroids composed of single-stranded RNA have been isolated from higher plants, but the existence of DNA viroids pathogenic to animals is suspected.
NLM Classification #
QW 160
Previous Indexing
Plant Viruses (1971-1980)
RNA, Viral (1971-1980)
Public MeSH Note
81
History Note
81
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/04/02
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Viroids Preferred
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