Genome of the Acidianus bottle-shaped virus and insights into the replication and packaging mechanisms.

@article{Peng2007GenomeOT,
  title={Genome of the Acidianus bottle-shaped virus and insights into the replication and packaging mechanisms.},
  author={Xu Peng and Tamara Basta and Monika H{\"a}ring and Roger A. Garrett and David Prangishvili},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2007},
  volume={364 1},
  pages={237-43}
}
The Acidianus bottle-shaped virus, ABV, infects strains of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus and is morphologically distinct from all other known viruses. Its genome consists of linear double-stranded DNA, containing 23,814 bp with a G+C content of 35%, and it exhibits a 590-bp inverted terminal repeat. Of the 57 predicted ORFs, only three produced significant matches in public sequence databases with genes encoding a glycosyltransferase, a thymidylate kinase and a protein-primed… CONTINUE READING