Genetic and biochemical analysis has revealed additional early gene sequences in the group C human adenovirus genome. Physical mapping by an improved marker rescue method showed that a group of "early function" mutations previously found by us to map within the left quarter of the genome do not map within the known early sequence (0-11.2) in that region, but instead lie within the coordinates 18.5-22.0. A search for early expression in this region of the genome using saturation hybridization techniques showed the presence of two discrete sets of viral cytoplasmic RNA sequences, present early in infection at low copy number and complementary to sequences on the I strand of the adenovirus genome lying between 11.2-14.5 and 19.8-23.5 units.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)