Mapping Arenavirus Genes Causing Virulence

  • Y. Riviere
Conference paper
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 133)


The reassortment of genetic information from RNA viruses with segmented genomes, i. e., Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Reoviridae families, can occur within cells infected by two different viral strains from the same family (COmpans etal. 1981; FIelds and GReene 1982; WEbster etal. 1982; Palese 1984). The phenomenon of reassortment also occurs in vivo and has been exploited to define the function of viral genes in pathogenesis (FIelds and GReene 1982; WEbster et al. 1982).


Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Deficiency Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Lassa Fever Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Riviere
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  1. 1.Oncologie ViraleInstitut PasteurParisFrance

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