Infection of a chlorella-like alga with the virus, PBCV-1: Ultrastructural studies

Russel H. Meints, Kit Lee, Dwight E. Burbank, James L. Van Etten

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Ultrastructural studies revealed that the virus, PBCV-1, adsorbs to the surface of the Chlorella-like green alga NC64A and enzymatically digests a portion of the host cell wall. The viral DNA is then released into the interior of the cell leaving an empty capsid on the surface. Thus uncoating of the viral genome occurs at the surface of its host. PBCV-1 also adsorbs to and digests the host wall of either heat-killed, methanol-extracted, or purified cell wall fragments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 30 1984


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  • Virology

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