f Ambisense segment 3 of rice stripe virus: the first instance of a virus containing two ambisense segments
- Authors: Tetsuji Kakutani, Yuriko Hayano, Takaharu Hayashi†, Yuzo Minobe
- J. Gen. Virol., February 1991 72: 465-468, doi: 10.1099/0022-1317-72-2-465
- Subject: Plant
- Published Online:
The complete nucleotide sequence of rice stripe virus (RSV) segment 3 shows that it has two open reading frames, one in the viral-complementary sequence, which codes for the nucleocapsid protein, and the other in the viral-sense sequence. The non-coding region between the ambisense genes in RSV segment 3 contains several U and A tracts, as do the ambisense S segments of phleboviruses and uukuviruses. As we have previously shown that RSV segment 4 has an ambisense nature, this is the first instance of a virus containing two ambisense segments.
Present address: Kyushu National Agricultural Experiment Station, Chikugo, Fukuoka 833, Japan.
© Society for General Microbiology 1991 | Published by the Society for General Microbiology
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