Genome rearrangements of rotaviruses

  • U. Desselberger
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 12)


Rotaviruses (and other members of the Reoviridae family) undergo rearrangements of their genomes. This review describes evidence of rearranged genomes in rotaviruses. Their structure and functions are reviewed. Possible mechanisms of their emergence are discussed, and the significance of genome rearrangements for viral evolution is considered.


Genome Rearrangement Amino Acid Length Outer Capsid Protein Defective Interfere Standard Genome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Desselberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Microbiology and Public Health LaboratoryAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK

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