A plant viral coat protein RNA binding consensus sequence contains a crucial arginine.

@article{ANSELMCKINNEY1996APV,
  title={A plant viral coat protein RNA binding consensus sequence contains a crucial arginine.},
  author={PATRICIA ANSEL-MCKINNEY and Simon W. Scott and Maud M. Swanson and Xin Tian Ge and Lee Gehrke},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 18},
  pages={5077-84}
}
A defining feature of alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) and ilarviruses [type virus: tobacco streak virus (TSV)] is that, in addition to genomic RNAs, viral coat protein is required to establish infection in plants. AMV and TSV coat proteins, which share little primary amino acid sequence identity, are functionally interchangeable in RNA binding and initiation of infection. The lysine-rich amino-terminal RNA binding domain of the AMV coat protein lacks previously identified RNA binding motifs. Here… CONTINUE READING