Genome size

Value 7410 nucleotides
Organism Poliovirus
Reference Racaniello VR, Baltimore D. Molecular cloning of poliovirus cDNA and determination of the complete nucleotide sequence of the viral genome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1981 Aug78(8):4887-91. abstractPubMed ID6272282
Method "The complete 7410 nucleotide sequence of the poliovirus type I genome was obtained from cloned cDNA."
Comments "Poliovirus, a member of the picornavirus group, has been studied for the last 25 years as the prototype for positive-strand RNA animal viruses (1, 2). Poliovirions contain a single strand of infectious RNA with a molecular weight of approximately 2.6×10^6 (3). This size is equivalent to 7.5 kilobases (kb), or sufficient nucleic acid to encode 2500 amino acids."
Entered by Uri M
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