Satellite tobacco mosaic virus RNA: Structure and implications for assembly
- Author(s): Larson, SB
- McPherson, A
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-440X(00)00166-4
The initial appearance of 45% of the single-stranded RNA of satellite tobacco mosaic virus in electron density maps suggested the entire RNA conformation could be delineated. Subsequent work has localized nearly 80% of the RNA as stem-loop elements. Connection of the stem-loops in the most efficient manner produces a persuasive model for the encapsidated RNA. This arrangement has significant implications for virus assembly and for the essential role of RNA.
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