Sequences at the 3′ ends of yeast viral dsRNAs: Proposed transcriptase and replicase initiation sites

Victoria E. Brennan, Loren Field, Paul Cizdziel, Jeremy A. Bruenn

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ScV is a double-stranded RNA virus of yeast consisting of two separately encapsidated dsRNAs (L and M). ScV-1 and ScV-2 are two dsRNA viruses present in two different yeast killer strains, K1 and K2. Our 3′ end sequence analysis shows that the two sets of viral dsRNAs from ScV-1 and ScV-2 are very similar. Consensus sequences for transcriptase and replicase initiation are proposed. A stem and loop structure with a 3′ terminal AUGC sequence, like that of several plant virus plus strand RNAs, is present at the putative replicase initiation site of one of the yeast viral RNA plus strands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4007-4021
Number of pages15
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 25 1981


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  • Genetics

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