Course and extent of variation of equine infectious anemia virus during parallel persistent infections. Academic Article uri icon


  • Comparisons of peptide and oligonucleotide maps of glycoproteins and RNA from nine isolates of equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) that were generated during parallel infections of two Shetland ponies revealed that each isolate was structurally unique. Each EIAV isolate contained a unique subset of variant peptides, oligonucleotides, or both, indicating that structural variation in EIAV is a random and noncumulative process and that a large spectrum of possible EIAV variants can be generated in infected animals.

published proceedings

  • J Virol

author list (cited authors)

  • Payne, S. L., Salinovich, O., Nauman, S. M., Issel, C. J., & Montelaro, R. C.

citation count

  • 63

complete list of authors

  • Payne, SL||Salinovich, O||Nauman, SM||Issel, CJ||Montelaro, RC

publication date

  • April 1987