General Virology and DNA Viruses
The causative agent in the question above was determined to be an adenoviral infection. Which of the following best describes this viral agent?
|A||Nonenveloped, double-stranded DNA virus with fibers at its vertices|
|B||Nonenveloped, double-stranded, circular DNA virus|
|C||Enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA virus|
|D||Enveloped, double-stranded, linear DNA virus with glycoprotein spikes|
Adenoviruses are nonenveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses with fiber structures projecting from their vertices or penton bases;
(B) describes polyoma viruses such as human papillomavirus; (C) describes viruses such as rhabdoviruses, orthomyxoviruses, paramyxoviruses, and the like; (D) describes herpes viruses; (E) describes hepatitis B virus.