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Assembly of Orthomyxoviridae

  • Monique Dubois-Dalcq
  • Kathryn V. Holmes
  • Bernard Rentier

Abstract

The representatives of this family of viruses are the three serologically unrelated types of influenza viruses A, B, and C, which are widely distributed in humans, other mammals and birds (Melnick, 1980). Type A is responsible for influenza pandemics and the regulär epidemics. Type B has been found only in man so far and causes more localized epidemics. Type C is, in many respects, somewhat different from the two other types and causes rare sporadic infections in humans. Very recently, it has been reported that orthomyxo-like viruses have been isolated from arthropods (Clerx et al., 1983). Orthomyxoviridae are spherical, measure 80 to 100 nm, contain helical NCs and are surrounded by an envelope covered with radial spikes.

Keywords

Free Ribosome Virus Release Virus Component Influenza Virus Replication Intracellular Synthesis 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monique Dubois-Dalcq
    • 1
  • Kathryn V. Holmes
    • 2
  • Bernard Rentier
    • 3
  1. 1.Neural and Molecular Ultrastructure, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and StrokeNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Uniformed ServicesUniversity of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory of General and Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of LiegeBelgium

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