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Virology. 1987 Sep;160(1):66-74.

Molecular cloning and physical mapping of the genome of insect iridescent virus type 6: further evidence for circular permutation of the viral genome.

Abstract

A defined and complete gene library of the Chilo iridescent virus (CIV) genome was established. The CIV DNA was cleaved with restriction endonucleases EcoRI, NcoI, SphI, and BamHI or double digested with BamHI/SalI and the resulting DNA fragments were inserted into the corresponding sites of the bacterial vectors pACYC184, pKm2, pL-ES-C3, and pAT153 using T4 DNA ligase. All cloned fragments were identified by digestion of the recombinant plasmids with different restriction enzymes and checked by hybridization of recombinant plasmid to viral DNA. This analysis revealed that sequences representing 100% of the viral genome were cloned into the EcoRI site of pACYC184. Although the CIV genome is linear, all 32 EcoRI fragments have been cloned directly. This suggests that the CIV genome is circularly permuted. In addition, NcoI(72%), SphI(40.7%), BamHI (11.6%), and BamHI/SalI(39.7%) DNA fragments of the viral genome were inserted into the corresponding sites of pKm2, pL-ES-C3, and pAT153, respectively. The physical map of the viral genome was constructed using the established gene library for restriction enzymes ApaI, BamHI, EcoRI, NcoI, SalI, and SmaI. Although the CIV genome is linear, this analysis revealed that the restriction maps of the viral genome are circular. This finding supports the hypothesis that the CIV genome is circularly permuted.

PMID:
2820141
DOI:
10.1016/0042-6822(87)90045-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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