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Evidence that the genome of hepatitis A virus consists of single-stranded RNA.

A G Coulepis, G A Tannock, S A Locarnini, I D Gust


Nucleic acid was extracted from purified hepatitis A virus, radiolabeled with 125I, and shown to consist of single-stranded RNA which sediments at 35S and contains sequences of polyadenylic acid. These findings are consistent with hepatitis A virus being a member of the genus Enterovirus within the family Picornaviridae.


  • Journal: Journal of virology
  • Published: 01/01/1981
  • Volume: 37
  • Issue: 1
  • Pagination: 473-477