Single-Stranded RNA Minus Viruses with an Intact Genome: Paramyxoviruses

  • Yechiel Becker
  • Julia Hadar


The virions are round with a diameter of 150 nm, but there are also pleomorphic particles. The RNA is a single minus strand with a molecular weight of 5–8 × 106. The virions have a ribonucleocapsid within a lipid envelope and are genetically stable.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Newcastle Disease Virus Measle Virus Canine Distemper Virus Sedimentation Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yechiel Becker
    • 1
  • Julia Hadar
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Virology Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of MedicineHebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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