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|Title:||Virus-like particles in a Blastocystis species from the sea-snake, Lapemis hardwickii|
|Citation:||Teow, W.L., Ho, L.C., Ng, G.C., Chan, Y.C., Yap, E.H., Chan, P.P., Howe, J., Zaman, V., Singh, M. (1992). Virus-like particles in a Blastocystis species from the sea-snake, Lapemis hardwickii. International Journal for Parasitology 22 (7) : 1029-1032. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||A 5.0 kb band was consistently observed in purified nucleic acid samples from a sea-snake Blastocystis. This band was resistant to DNase I treatment, and eliminated by 0.2 N-NaOH treatment. That it was highly susceptible to pancreatic ribonuclease A, with sensitivity increasing with decreasing ionic strength, and was undigested by mung bean nuclease indicated that it was a dsRNA band. Transmission electron microscopy of cesium chloride fractions revealed icosahedral virus-like particles 30 nm in diameter. These icosahedral virus-like particles were not found in isolates of B. hominis.|
|Source Title:||International Journal for Parasitology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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