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Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) commonly causes asymptomatic cutaneous neoplasms in children and sexually active adults as well as persistent opportunistic acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated disease. Sequencing the 190-kilobase pair genome of MCV has now revealed that the virus potentially encodes 163 proteins, of which 103 have homologs(More)
Recombinant clones that represent the 3' part of the genome of the human spumaretrovirus (foamy virus) were established from viral DNA and from DNA complementary to viral RNA. The recombinant clones were characterized by blot hybridizations and nucleotide sequence analysis. The deduced protein sequence of the clones at their 5' ends was found to be(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the human spumaretrovirus (HSRV) genome was determined. The 5' long terminal repeat region was analyzed by strong stop cDNA synthesis and S1 nuclease mapping. The length of the RU5 region was determined and found to be 346 nucleotides long. The 5' long terminal repeat is 1,123 base pairs long and is bound by an 18-base-pair(More)
Rhabdoviruses are negative-stranded RNA viruses of the order Mononegavirales and have been isolated from vertebrates, insects, and plants. Members of the genus Lyssavirus cause the invariably fatal disease rabies, and a member of the genus Vesiculovirus, Chandipura virus, has recently been associated with acute encephalitis in children. We present here the(More)
The S segment RNA of nephropathia epidemica virus (NEV) strain Hällnäs B1 was isolated by molecular cloning of the corresponding cDNA. The RNA is 1785 nucleotides long with the 3' and 5' termini being complementary for 23 bases. The viral messenger-sense RNA contains one major open reading frame (ORF) with a coding capacity of 433 amino acids encoding a(More)
The L RNA segment of the nephropathia epidemica virus (NEV) strain Hällnäs B1 was characterized by molecular cloning of the corresponding cDNA and subsequent determination of the DNA nucleotide sequence. The L RNA segment is 6550 nucleotides long with complementarity of 20 bases at the 3' and 5' termini. The viral messenger sense RNA contains one major open(More)
Chilo iridescent virus (CIV), the type species of the genus Iridovirus, a member of the Iridoviridae family, is highly pathogenic for a variety of insect larvae. The virions contain a single linear ds DNA molecule that is circularly permuted and terminally redundant. The coding capacity and strategy of the CIV genome was elucidated by the analysis of the(More)
Analysis of the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) genome revealed that it encodes approximately 182 proteins, 105 of which have direct counterparts in orthopoxviruses (OPV). The corresponding OPV proteins comprise those known to be essential for replication as well as many that are still uncharacterized, including 2 of less than 60 amino acids that had not(More)
The gene encoding the major capsid protein of Chilo iridescent virus (CIV) has been identified by PCR using oligonucleotide primers corresponding to different regions of the major capsid proteins of Tipula iridescent virus (TIV) and iridescent virus 22 (IV22). A DNA fragment of 0.5 kbp was amplified using two oligonucleotide primers corresponding to the(More)