Genetic variability and mRNA editing frequencies of the phosphoprotein genes of wild-type measles viruses.

@article{Bankamp2008GeneticVA,
  title={Genetic variability and mRNA editing frequencies of the phosphoprotein genes of wild-type measles viruses.},
  author={Bettina Bankamp and Elena N Lopareva and Jacques R. Kremer and Yuan-yuan Tian and Michael S. Clemens and Ramesh B Patel and Ashley L. Fowlkes and Julia R Kessler and Claude P. Muller and William J. Bellini and Paul A Rota},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={298-306}
}
The sequences of the nucleoprotein (N) and hemagglutinin (H) genes are routinely used for molecular epidemiologic studies of measles virus (MV). However, the amount of genetic diversity contained in other genes of MV has not been thoroughly evaluated. In this report, the nucleotide sequences of the phosphoprotein (P) genes from 34 wild-type strains representing 15 genotypes of MV were analyzed and found to be almost as variable as the H genes but less variable than the N genes. Deduced amino… CONTINUE READING