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Electron micrograph of negatively stained Nam Dinh virus particles
Electron micrograph of virus particles
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Order: Nidovirales

Nidovirales is an order of viruses. It is carried by animals and humans. The order includes the families Coronaviridae,[1][2] Arteriviridae,[3] Roniviridae, and Mesoniviridae.

Nidoviruses are enveloped positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. Their name comes from the Latin word nidus, meaning nest, as all viruses in this order produce a 3' co-terminal nested set of subgenomic mRNAs during infection.[4]

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  1. Luis Enjuanes, Isabel Sola, Sonia Zúñiga and Fernando Almazán (2008). "Coronavirus Replication and Interaction with Host". Animal Viruses: Molecular Biology. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-22-6. Unknown parameter |editors= ignored (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. Volker Thiel, ed. (2007). Coronaviruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-16-5.
  3. Udeni B. R. Balasuriya and Eric J. Snijder (2008). "Arteriviruses". In Thomas C. Mettenleiter and Francisco Sobrino (ed.). Animal Viruses: Molecular Biology. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-22-6.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. Antoine A.F. de Vries, Marian C. Horzinek, Peter J. M. Rottier, Raoul J. de Groot (1997). "The Genome Organization of the Nidovirales: Similarities and Differences between Arteri-, Toro-, and Coronaviruses". Seminars in Virology. 8 (1): 33–47. CiteSeerX doi:10.1006/smvy.1997.0104.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)