Portable encapsidation signal of the L-A double-stranded RNA virus of S. cerevisiae.

Abstract

The (+) single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) of the L-A virus is the species packaged to form new viral particles. Empty L-A viral particles specifically bind viral (+) ssRNA, and a sequence 400 bases from the 3' end is necessary for this activity. We show that its stem-loop structure, the A residue protruding from the stem, and the loop sequence are all important… (More)

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