Complete sequences of the intergenic and mRNA start signals in the Sendai virus genome: homologies with the genome of vesicular stomatitis virus.

All of the consensus intergenic and transcription initiation sequences of the genome of Sendai virus, a paramyxovirus, have been determined. The boundary between the intergenic sequence, 3'-GAA, and the mRNA start signal, 3'- UCCCANUUUC , was identified by sequencing the 5' termini of specific viral mRNA molecules. One of the five intergenic trinucleotides… CONTINUE READING