Journal article

Complete genome sequence of Nariva virus, a rodent paramyxovirus

LS Lambeth, M Yu, DE Anderson, G Crameri, BT Eaton, L-F Wang

Archives of Virology | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2009


Nariva virus (NarPV) was isolated from forest rodents (Zygodontomys b. brevicauda) in eastern Trinidad in the early 1960s. Initial classification within the family Paramyxoviridae was based mainly on morphological observations including the structure of nucleocapsids and virion surface projections. Here, we report the characterization of the complete genome sequence of NarPV. The genome is 15,276 nucleotides in length, conforming to the rule-of-six, and has a genome organization typical of most members of the family, with six transcriptional units in the order 3'-N-P-M-F-H-L-5'. The gene junctions contain highly conserved gene start and stop signals and a tri-nucleotide intergenic sequence p..

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