toroviruses meaning

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A genus of the family CORONAVIRIDAE characterized by enveloped,peplomer-bearing particles containing an elongated tubular nucleocapsid with helical symmetry. Toroviruses have been found in association with enteric infections in horses (Berne virus),cattle (Breda virus),swine,and humans. Transmission probably takes place via the fecal-oral route.


  1. The coronaviruses and toroviruses appear to be distinct families in distinct orders and not distinct genera of the same family as currently classified.

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