A Schneemann

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Borna disease virus is a neurotropic negative-strand RNA virus that infects a wide range of vertebrate hosts, causing disturbances in movement and behavior. We have cloned and sequenced the 8910-nucleotide viral genome by using RNA from Borna disease virus particles. The viral genome has complementary 3' and 5' termini and contains antisense information for(More)
The cause of Borna disease, a neurological syndrome affecting mammals and birds, has recently been shown to be infection with an RNA virus. Molecular genetic analysis suggests that Borna disease virus represents a new viral taxon. It has a wide host range and is tropic for specific circuits in the central nervous system. There is indirect evidence that(More)
Borna disease virus (BDV) is a nonsegmented, negative-strand RNA virus that causes neurologic disorders in a wide range of animal species. Although the virus is unclassified, sequence analysis of the 8.9-kb viral genome has shown that it is related to rhabdoviruses and paramyxoviruses. We have mapped subgenomic RNAs of BDV strain He80-1 to the viral genome(More)
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