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GCRV Related Results Compiled into the Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)

Date:23-11-2011   |   【Print】 【close

The Ninth report of the International Committee on taxonomy of viruses (ICTV) has newly been published by Elsevier Academic press. Recent progresses on Grass carp reovirus (GCRV), made by researchers from Dr. Qin Fang, a member of The Reoviridae Study Group for ICTV, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was incorporated into the related chapter on dsRNA viruses in the report.
The researchers from the group of
Aquatic Viruses & Structure and Function of Viruses carried out a systematic study on molecular biology characteristic of GCRV, revealing a primary mechanism for dsRNA viruses to entry into cells. Our future work will focus on the roles of non-structural proteins in viral replication and assembly.