Comparison of three animal viruses with circular single-stranded DNA genomes

D. Todd*, F. D. Niagro, B. W. Ritchie, W. Curran, G. M. Allan, P. D. Lukert, K. S. Latimer, W. L. Steffens, M. S. McNulty

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No common antigenic determinants and no DNA sequence homologies were detected when three animal viruses, chicken anaemia agent (CAA), porcine circovirus (PCV), and psittacine beak and feather disease virus (PBFDV), all of which possess circular single-stranded DNA genomes, were compared. Negative contrast electron microscopy showed that PCV and PBFDV particles were 30% smaller than CAA particles and lacked the surface structure of CAA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-135
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

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