Infectious, linear, unintegrated DNA of Moloney murine leukemia virus

D. Smotkin, F. K. Yoshimura, R. A. Weinberg

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A closed circular, double stranded infectious DNA of Moloney leukemia virus has been described previously. The present report characterizes a second type of infectious, unintegrated viral DNA which is linear, largely double stranded, and of mass comparable to that of the closed circular viral DNA. The linear form is of nonpermuted sequence, and SalI endonuclease cleaves at one site 45% from one end.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-626
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology


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