Replication-competent picornaviruses with complete genomic RNA 3' noncoding region deletions.

The genomic RNA 3' noncoding region is believed to be a major cis-acting molecular genetic determinant for regulating picornavirus negative-strand RNA synthesis by promoting replication complex recognition. We report the replication of two picornavirus RNAs harboring complete deletions of the genomic RNA 3' noncoding regions. Our results suggest that while… CONTINUE READING