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A novel aspect of the information content of viroids

A novel aspect of the information content of viroids

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 950(3): 455-458

Viroids were found to exhibit a structural periodicity characterized by repeat units of a length of 11 or 12 (potato spindle tuber viroid group and coconut cadang-cadang viroid), 60 (apple scar skin viroid) and 80 (avocado sunblotch viroid) nucleotide residues, respectivity. It is suggested that structural periodicity of viroids is an indication of their protein-binding ability.

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PMID: 3167064

DOI: 10.1016/0167-4781(88)90145-5

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