Viruses with Double-Stranded, Segmented RNA Genomes
The members of the families Reoviridae and Birnaviridae possess a double-stranded, segmented RNA genome. Similar molecular properties are found in plant viruses, such as partitiviruses. The genome of birnaviruses, which are not pathogenic for humans, has two genome segments. In contrast, the genomes of reoviruses encompass 9–12 RNA segments. The viruses have a worldwide distribution and cause, to some extent, severe diseases in humans and animals.
KeywordsGenome Segment Endoplasmic Reticulum Membrane Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Viral Core Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus
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