Virologica Sinica

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 287–290 | Cite as

N-Terminal Myristoylated VP5 is Required for Penetrating Cell Membrane and Promoting Infectivity in Aquareoviruses




This work is supported in part by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31672693, 31372565, 31172434).

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© Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of VirologyWuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina

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