Uukuniemi virus contains an RNA polymerase.

  title={Uukuniemi virus contains an RNA polymerase.},
  author={Marjut Ranki and Ralf F. Pettersson},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={16 6},
An RNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity has been found associated with Uukuniemi virions. The enzyme activity is expressed only after disrupting the virions with the nonionic detergent Triton X-100 and is absolutely dependent on Mn2+, whereas Mg2+ is not required, a finding that distinguishes this polymerase from those of other enveloped minus-strand RNA viruses. Within the range pH 7.2 to 8.5 no distinct optimum was found. The optimum temperature was between 37 and 40 C. The reaction was not… CONTINUE READING
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