Determinants of coronavirus MHV pathogenesis are localized to 3' portions of the genome as determined by ribonucleic acid-ribonucleic acid recombination

E. Lavi, E. M. Murray, Shinji Makino, S. A. Stohlman, M. M C Lai, S. R. Weiss

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Recombinant viruses derived from coronaviruses mouse hepatitis virus strains JHM and A59, were used to map biologic properties of the virus to viral genes. The 3' portion (about 25%) of the viral genome, including the genes coding for all of the structural proteins, controls biologic properties such as organ tropism of the virus, pattern of the virus-induced central nervous system pathology in mice, plaque morphology, and virus yield in tissue culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-578
Number of pages9
JournalLaboratory Investigation
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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