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.