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A single-stranded RNA copy of the Giardia lamblia virus double-stranded RNA genome is present in the infected Giardia lamblia.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nucleic acids research
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
18
Pages
7453–7467
Identifiers
PMID: 2798099
Source
Medline
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Abstract

An isolate of Giardia lamblia infected with the double-stranded RNA virus (GLV) has two major species of RNA that are not present in an uninfected isolate. One of these species is the previously characterized double-stranded RNA genome of GLV (1). The second species of RNA appears to be a full length copy of one strand of the double-stranded RNA genome. This full length single-stranded RNA is not present in viral particles isolated from the growth medium. The cellular concentration of the single-stranded RNA changes during exponential and stationary phases of cell growth in a fashion consistent with a viral replicative intermediate or mRNA. The single-stranded species does not appear to be polyadenylated.

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