Viral inclusion bodies
Pierce, Marcia M. Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.
Last reviewed:January 2021
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Abnormal structures formed in the cytoplasm or the nucleus of the host cell (or both) during the multiplication of some viruses. These structures vary from virus to virus and may represent aggregations of mature virus particles but more often are areas where viral synthesis takes place. These areas of viral synthesis have an altered appearance when treated with typical diagnostic stains.
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