Virion Diameter as a Genetic Marker of the Virus of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (Razmer Virionov kak Geneticheskii Priznak Virusa Venesuelskogo Entsefalomielita Loshadei)
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The population of the wild virus of Venezuelan equine encephalitis VEE consists of heterogeneous virions while the clones isolated from this population present a fairly uniform diameter. Actually, the mean diameter of the virions of various clones varies between 72.68 and 86.12 millimicrons. The diameters which are characteristic of clones are retained in the progeny. The diameter of VEE virions can be regarded as a genetic sign, since it characterizes the individual pure lines, and is definitely hereditary.