An Overview of the Assembly of Enveloped RNA Viruses
All enveloped RNA viruses have in common an RNA genome surrounded by an envelope made of virus-modified host membrane. These viruses are grouped into separate families on the basis of differences in their mechanisms of penetration into cells, their strategies of replication and transcription, their assembly processes and the structure of their virions. This book will review the assembly of the following eight families of enveloped RNA viruses: Rhabdoviridae, Paramyxoviri- dae, Orthomyxoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Arenaviridae, Coronaviridae, Togaviridae (Alpha-, Flavi-, Rubi, Pestiviruses), and Retroviridae (Table 1–1). The ultrastructural aspects of most of these viruses have been described in detail (Dalton and Haguenau, 1973). The molecular aspects of replication and maturation of these viruses have been extensively studied in many cases but much less in others (pestiviruses, rubiviruses).
KeywordsEndoplasmic Reticulum Influenza Virus Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Virus Assembly
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