Author(s): Schwartz D, Green B, Carmichael LE, Parrish CR
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Abstract We characterized the genome and proteins of the canine minute virus (the minute virus of canines (MVC)). The genome sequence showed MVC to be an autonomous parvovirus encoding a large nonstructural protein 1 gene, a smaller nonstructural protein, and overlapping VP1 and VP2 protein genes. The virus was most closely related to bovine parvovirus (BPV), with which it was 43\% identical at the DNA sequence level, while the NS1 and VP1 proteins were 33.6 and 41.4\% identical to those of BPV, respectively. Spliced messages of the NS1 gene transcripts were detected by RT-PCR. VP1 and VP2 proteins were detected in purified capsids, as were modified versions of each protein, and VP3 was also found in full capsids.
This article was published in Virology
and referenced in Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis