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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)
Two herpesvirus isolates from goats are known which cause afflictions of the digestive tract in kids and, in some cases, abortion. An antigenic relationship of these goat herpesviruses with infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular vulvo-vaginitis virus (bovid herpesvirus 1, BHV-1) was reported and because of the species-specific pathogenicity,(More)
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)
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 susceptibility of juvenile Tupaias to several strains of temperature-sensitive mutants of HSV-1 and 2 was tested. It was found that in all cases the animal survived an infection of 1 X 10(7) PFU of temperature-sensitive mutants which were administered intravenously. In contrast, an infection dose of 1 X 10(3) PFU of wild-type HSV-2 and 1 X 10(2) PFU or(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)