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Analysis of the Complete Genome of Smallpox Variola Major Virus Strain Bangladesh-1975

Overview of attention for article published in Virology, June 1994
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Title
Analysis of the Complete Genome of Smallpox Variola Major Virus Strain Bangladesh-1975
Published in
Virology, June 1994
DOI 10.1006/viro.1994.1288
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Robert F. Massung, Li-Ing Liu, Jin Qi, Janice C. Knight, Thomas E. Yuran, Anthony R. Kerlavage, Joseph M. Parsons, J.Craig Venter, Joseph J. Esposito

Abstract

We analyzed the 186,102 base pairs (bp) that constitute the entire DNA genome of a highly virulent variola virus isolated from Bangladesh in 1975. The linear, double-stranded molecule has relatively small (725 bp) inverted terminal repeat (ITR) sequences containing three 69-bp direct repeat elements, a 54-bp partial repeat element, and a 105-base telomeric end-loop that can be maximally base-paired to contain 17 mismatches. Proximal to the right-end ITR sequences are another seven 69-bp elements and a 53- and a 27-bp partial element. Sequence analysis showed 187 closely spaced open reading frames specifying putative major proteins containing > or = 65 amino acids. Most of the virus proteins correspond to proteins in current databases, including 150 proteins that have > 90% identity to major gene products encoded by vaccinia virus, the smallpox vaccine. Variola virus has a group of proteins that are truncated compared with vaccinia virus counterparts and a smaller group of proteins that are elongated. The terminal regions encode several novel proteins and variants of other poxvirus proteins that potentially augment variola virus transmissibility and virulence for its only natural host, humans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 10%
Belgium 1 5%
Unknown 18 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 24%
Researcher 5 24%
Professor 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Other 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 67%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 19%
Mathematics 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Other 0 0%

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