Microbe Monday – 5/14/18

It’s Monday and time for another #microbeMonday!

Today’s #microbe:

  • it a virus
  • the most common cause of gastroenteritis
  • results in about 685 million cases a year
  • single stranded
  • belong to the Caliciviridae family
  • can be classified into 5 genotroups
  • are non-enveloped
  • have linear and non-segmented RNA genome
  • replication is cytoplasmic
  • replicates through positive stranded RNA virus transcription
  • replicates in the small intestine of the host
  • commonly diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction assays

Have a guess what this microbe might be?Let us know!

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