The Messenger RNAs from the Transforming Region of Human Adenoviruses

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 109)


The adenoviruses are attractive to molecular biologists not because of their clinical significance, but rather as a useful tool in fundamental biological research. Both the papovaviruses and the adenoviruses have been extensively used as model systems to study the organization and expression of eukaryotic genes. Many properties unique to the eukaryotic organisms were in fact first observed in studies of animal DNA viruses and later shown to be shared by the more complex eukaryotes.


Transcription Unit Adenovirus Type Human Adenovirus Human Adenovirus Type Host Range Mutant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Medical Genetics and MicrobiologyThe Biomedical CenterUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Institut de RecherchesScientifiques sur le CancerVillejuifFrance

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