Properties and classification of hepatitis A virus.

  title={Properties and classification of hepatitis A virus.},
  author={Joseph L. Melnick},
  volume={10 Suppl 1},
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a member of the picornavirus family. It was first provisionally classified as enterovirus 72, but subsequent determinations of its nucleotide and amino acid sequences showed them to be sufficiently distinct to assign the virus to a new genus. Heparna-virus (Hep-A-RNA-virus) has been suggested as the genus name. HAV shares the key properties of the picornavirus family: an icosahedral particle 28 nm in diameter with cubic symmetry, composed of 30% RNA and 70% protein… CONTINUE READING


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