Adenoviridae Party

all adenoviruses welcome

Guest List


  • medium sized virus (90-100nm)
  • no outer lipid membrane, icosohedral virus
  • reliant on host cell for survival and replication
  • double-stranded DNA
  • can carry 22-40 genes
  • 49 types that can cause human infection


Coming through respiratory means is suggested, but alternatives include oral or fecal routes.


12:00- We will gently attach our proteins to to CAR family receptors on the outside of the cell

12:30- Then enter by receptor mediated endocytosis

1:15- Next we will move through the microtubles, heading towards the nucleus

1:30- Our DNA will then enter the nucleus through the pores

2:00- In order to produce new virus particles, our DNA must associate with histone molecules

2:45-Once our viral component has replicated it's put in protein shells and released from the cell

Then we repeat!


Adenoviridae viruses can cause a large range of illnesses. We can create anything from a mild respiratory infection (the common cold) to a severe infection, adenovirus serotype 14 , as a result of our party.

Health Disclaimer

interacting with this virus may result in

  • conjunctivitis
  • tonsillitis
  • ear infection
  • pneumonia
  • viral meningitis
  • hemorrhagic cystitis
  • For those with an immunodeficiency it can be fatal