Some properties of virus (TrV), a picorna-like virus recently isolated from , have been studied. Electron microscopic observations of purified viral preparations showed the presence of non-enveloped viral particles 30 nm in diameter. The sedimentation coefficient of virus particles was about 165S and the buoyant density in CsCl was 1.39 g/ml. The viral genome was composed of one single-stranded RNA molecule with an of 3 × 10. Three major polypeptides with values of 39K, 37K and 33K and a minor one of about 45K were found in the virus particle. TrV particles contain about 35% RNA and 65% protein by weight. These data support the classification of this virus in the family .

Keyword(s): picornavirus , Triatoma infestans and TrV

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