Epstein-Barr virus (P3HR-1) defective DNA codes for components of both the early antigen and viral capsid antigen complexes.

@article{Cho1984EpsteinBarrV,
  title={Epstein-Barr virus (P3HR-1) defective DNA codes for components of both the early antigen and viral capsid antigen complexes.},
  author={Moo Sang Cho and Lutz Gissmann and Stephen D. Hayward},
  journal={Virology},
  year={1984},
  volume={137 1},
  pages={
          9-19
        }
}
A set of lambda phages containing overlapping fragments of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) defective DNA has been cloned from P3HR-1-superinfected Raji cells. Mapping data obtained using these cloned DNA fragments confirmed the structure of P3HR-1 defective DNA previously deduced directly from virion DNA (M.-S. Cho, G. W. Bornkamm, and H. zur Hausen, 1984, J. Virol., in press). The ability of the cloned defective DNA fragments to induce EBV antigens in transfected baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells was… CONTINUE READING