Viral genomes

The Baltimore Scheme

Baltimore’s original scheme [Expression of animal virus genomes. Bacteriol Rev. 1971 Sep;35(3):235-41] omitted the gapped DNA genome which had not yet been discovered.

baltimore-scheme

Double-stranded DNA genomes

dsdna

Double-stranded gapped DNA genomes

dsgapdna

Single-stranded DNA genomes

ssdna

Double-stranded RNA genomes

dsrna

Single-stranded (+) RNA genomes

ss+rna

Single-stranded (+) RNA genomes with DNA intermediate

ss+rnadna

Single-stranded (-) RNA genomes

ss-rna

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  • agirlnamedxine

    Thanks so much for going over this! I have a test in Virology tomorrow that covers this and your explanation helped it make more sense (despite the occasional mix-ups!) I've listened to your show from week one and it has heightened my interest in viruses.. and will hopefully help for the test!

  • agirlnamedxine

    Thanks so much for going over this! I have a test in Virology tomorrow that covers this and your explanation helped it make more sense (despite the occasional mix-ups!) I've listened to your show from week one and it has heightened my interest in viruses.. and will hopefully help for the test!

  • K_sayema

    thanks alot ithelped me alot……. :)

  • rabi

    well not really explained  ……..