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Viral RNA Packaging

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Modeled path of approximately 1000 nucleotides of single stranded RNA in satellite tobacco mosaic virus. Crystal structure 1a34 contains 60 segments of 9 bases each that can be linked to form a continuous strand. The theorized path is described in Larson SB, McPherson A. Satellite tobacco mosaic virus RNA: structure and implications for assembly. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2001 Feb;11(1):59-65.

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