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Intervirology. 1978;9(3):129-48.

Togaviridae.

Abstract

The family Togaviridae is described; it contains four genera--Alphavirus, Flavivirus, Pestivirus and Rubivirus--and additional members. The main characteristics of the family are as follows: single-stranded, linear RNA, molecular weight about 4 X 10(6). Virions have isometric nucleocapsids surrounded by a lipoprotein envelope containing host cell lipid and virus-specified polypeptides including one or more glycopeptides. Virions yield infectious RNA. There are at least 80 members; all the alphaviruses and most flaviviruses are arboviruses in the biological sense.

PMID:
618831
DOI:
10.1159/000148930
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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