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Viruses capable of causing cell transformation

# Which of the following viruses is NOT capable of causing cell transformation?
A. Retrovirus
B. Herpes virus
C. Hepatitis B virus
D. Human papilloma virus
E. Picorna virus


The correct answer is E. Picorna virus.

Picornavirus is an extremely small, ether-
resistant RNA virus which is not capable of
cell transformation. This virus can cause
several different disease conditions.

Diseases caused by Picornavirus include:
- Poliomyelitis
- Herpangina
- Aseptic meningitis
- Encephalomyocarditis
- Foot-and-mouth disease



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