Analysis of a temperature-sensitive vaccinia virus mutant in the viral mRNA capping enzyme isolated by clustered charge-to-alanine mutagenesis and transient dominant selection.

We have previously reported the successful development of a targeted genetic method for the creation of temperature-sensitive vaccinia virus mutants [D. E. Hassett and R. C. Condit (1994) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 4554-4558]. This method has now been applied to the large subunit of the multifunctional vaccinia virus capping enzyme, encoded by gene D1R… (More)