Fiona Hundley

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After serial passage at high multiplicity of infection of standard bovine rotavirus in MA104 cells, different genome rearrangements occurred in which segment 5 was lost from the RNA profile and distinct additional bands of double-stranded (ds) RNA were found in positions on gels between segments 1 and 6. It was shown that some of the additional RNA bands(More)
The molecular epidemiology of rotavirus infections in Glasgow and the west of Scotland during 1981/82 and 1982/83 was investigated by electron microscopy, ELISA testing and RNA migration pattern analysis. In 1981/82, rotaviruses of both the 'long' and the 'short' electropherotype (in different variants) co-circulated from the onset throughout the winter(More)
Rotaviruses with genome rearrangements, isolated from a chronically infected immunodeficient child, were adapted to growth in BSC-1 cells. Preparations of viral RNA from fecal extracts showed a mixed atypical rotavirus RNA profile, which was due to the presence of at least 12 subpopulations of viruses grossly differing in genotype. Besides various forms of(More)
Abnormal RNA migration profiles were found in numerous rotavirus samples from two chronically infected children suffering from severe combined immunodeficiency. In both cases additional bands consisting of dsRNA were found migrating between RNA segments 1 and 7, and in one case RNA segment 11 was lost from the profile. Hybridization studies using(More)
Bovine rotavirus (brv) possessing a rearranged genome [Hundley et al. (1985), Virology 143: 88–103] was found to reassort with tissue culture-adapted group A human rotavirus carrying a standard genome. The rearranged part of the brv genome containing segment 5-specific sequences was exchanged with the normal RNA segment 5 of the human rotavirus in some of(More)
The rapid and sensitive method of silver staining of nucleic acids in polyacrylamide gels is used to visualise double-stranded (ds) and single-stranded (ss) molecules of both DNA and RNA. The binding of silver ions to nucleic acids in gels is stoichiometric and independent of the GC content of ds DNA. Silver staining can be applied to problems in virus(More)
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