Single-Stranded RNA Minus Viruses with an Intact Genome: Rhabdoviruses

  • Yechiel Becker
  • Julia Hadar


The virions are bullet-shaped, 130–300 nm long, and 70 nm wide with a lipoprotein envelope containing peplomeres that cover an elongated nucleocapsid with helical symmetry. The virion contains five major proteins and an enzyme, the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. The RNA genome is linear and single-stranded, with a molecular weight of 3.5–4.6 × 106.


Rabies Virus Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Rabid Animal Negri Body Virus Protein Protein 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yechiel Becker
    • 1
  • Julia Hadar
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Virology Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of MedicineHebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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