Anopheles A virus in the genus Bunyavirus, isolated from mosquitoes.
col factors Bacteriocinogens present in col-iform bacteria, which carry genes for colicin production.
colicins Bacteriocins produced by Escherichia coli.
coliphage A bacteriophage whose host cell is Escherichia coli.
collectins A group of soluble proteins found in serum, lung and nasal secretions that can provide a first line of defense against infectious agents. Include man-nose-binding protein which interacts with Influenza virus, herpes simplex virus, and Human immunodeficiency virus and can activate complement to cause virus neutralization. Collectins are composed of a collagen stalk and a globular head, usually present as trimers, and form a primitive antibody-like defense mechanism which targets carbohydrate structures on infectious pathogens.
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Colobus papillomavirus A possible species in the genus Papillomavirus, affecting Colobus monkeys.
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