Polymorphism of the genomic RNAs among the avian reoviruses

V. S. Gouvea, T. J. Schnitzer

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The genome of avian reovirus is comprised of 10 segments of double-stranded (ds)RNA. Analysis by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the genomic RNA from a small number of avian retroviruses has demonstrated a significant polymorphism in the migration pattern of the dsRNA segments among different isolates. Comparison of these patterns with that of the mammalian reovirus of serotype 1 has permitted calculation of the molecular weights of the avian dsRNA species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982

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  • Virology


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