The complete nucleotide sequence of a common cold virus: human rhinovirus 14

Nucleic Acids Res. 1984 Oct 25;12(20):7859-75. doi: 10.1093/nar/12.20.7859.


The complete nucleotide sequence of the single-stranded RNA genome of human rhinovirus 14, one of the causative agents of the common cold, has been determined from cDNA cloned in E. coli. The genome is typical of the picornaviridae family, comprising a 5' non-coding region of 624 nucleotides, a long open reading frame of 6537 nucleotides (90.8% of the genome) and a 3' non-coding region of 47 nucleotides. Comparison of the nucleotide sequence and the predicted amino acid sequence with those of the polioviruses reveals a surprising degree of homology which may allow recognition of regions of antigenic importance and prediction of the virus polyprotein cleavage sites. The results presented here imply a closer genetic relationship between the rhinovirus and enterovirus genera than previously suspected.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Base Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA / isolation & purification
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • Genes, Viral*
  • HeLa Cells
  • Humans
  • RNA, Viral / genetics
  • Rhinovirus / genetics*
  • Species Specificity


  • RNA, Viral
  • DNA
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes

Associated data

  • GENBANK/K02121
  • GENBANK/X01087