Minute virus of mice See Mice minute virus

Mirim virus (MIRV) A serotype of Bertioga virus in the genus Bunyavirus, belonging to the Guama serogroup. Isolated from sentinel Cebus monkeys, and from mosquitoes in Para, Brazil. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

missense mutants Mutants with an altered nucleotide sequence which results in the substitution of an incorrect amino acid in the polypeptide chain.

Mitchell River virus (MRV) A serotype of Warrego virus in the genus Orbivirus. Isolated from Culicoides sp in Queensland, Australia. Antibodies found in cattle, wallabies and kangaroos. Not reported to cause disease in the wild.

mitogen An agent which stimulates quiescent cells to enter the cell cycle resulting in DNA replication and growth of the cells.

Miyagawanella Synonym for chlamydia. Named after Yoneji Miyagawa, Japanese bacteriologist (1885-1959).

Mj virus A strain of human cytomegalovirus isolated from a cell line derived from prostate tissue of a young boy. Human embryo lung cells infected with Mj virus became persistently infected, and induced tumors when injected into weanling athymic nude mice.

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MM virus A strain of Encephalomyocarditis virus.

MM-2325 virus (BAKV) A strain of Bakau virus in the genus Bunyavirus.

MML virus A strain of Rio Bravo virus. Isolated from bats of Myotis sp in Montana, USA.

MMR An abbreviation for combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

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