Enveloped, spherical. Diameter from 70 to 100nm.
Negative-stranded RNA linear genome, about 12.3 kb in size. Encodes for five proteins.
The viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase binds the encapsidated genome at the leader region, then sequentially transcribes each genes by recognizing start and stop signals flanking viral genes.
NUCLEAR or CYTOPLASMIC?
- Attachement of the viral glycoproteins to host receptors.
- Fusion of virus membrane with the vesicle membrane.
- Sequential transcription.
- Replication .
- Cytoplasmic ribo-nucleocapsids buds out of the cell,releasing new virions.