OBO ID: CHEBI:72316
Term Name: virulence factor Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • virulence factors
Definition: Any toxin secreted by bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoa enabling them to achieve colonisation of a niche in the host, inhibit or evade the host's immune response, enter and exit cells, or obtain nutrition from the host.
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Ontology: Chebi
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