The Members of the Family Reoviridae

  • Wolfgang K. Joklik
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)


The studies of Gomatos and collaborators in the early 1960s that indicated that the RNA in reovirus particles was double-stranded created a great deal of interest because although dsRNA was at that time under active investigation as the replicative form of viral genomes consisting of single-stranded RNA, they pinpointed for the first time a source of stable dsRNA (Gomatos et al., 1962).


Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus Bluetongue Virus Blood Cell Line Subviral Particle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang K. Joklik
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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