Biophysical and biochemical properties of an unusual birnavirus pathogenic for rotifers.

@article{Comps1991BiophysicalAB,
  title={Biophysical and biochemical properties of an unusual birnavirus pathogenic for rotifers.},
  author={Michel Comps and Juan Mari and François Poisson and Jean Robert Bonami},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={1991},
  volume={72 ( Pt 6)},
  pages={1229-36}
}
A cytoplasmic dsRNA virus, rotifer birnavirus (RBV), has recently been isolated from the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis and is associated with a high mortality rate. Histologically, the viral lesions consist of characteristic inclusions, particularly amorphous dense bodies containing occluded particles. Purified virions are about 59 nm in diameter, single-shelled and display four capsomers per edge. The purified virions have a buoyant density of 1.290 (full particles) and 1.250 (empty particles… CONTINUE READING