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Title: Virus-like particles in a Blastocystis species from the sea-snake, Lapemis hardwickii
Authors: Teow, W.L.
Ho, L.C.
Ng, G.C.
Chan, Y.C. 
Yap, E.H. 
Chan, P.P.
Howe, J.
Zaman, V.
Singh, M.
Issue Date: 1992
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
ISSN: 00207519
DOI: 10.1016/0020-7519(92)90065-S
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