The nucleotide sequence of the inverted terminal repetition of the tree shrew adenovirus DNA

Gene. 1983 Sep;24(1):131-5. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(83)90138-5.


The termini of the tupaia (tree shrew) adenovirus (TAV) DNA have been sequenced. The inverted terminal repetitions (ITR) are 166 bp long containing the A + T-rich, highly conserved sequence present in all adenovirus DNAs so far analysed. An unusual feature within the TAV ITR is the presence of four sets of a conserved sequence TGACCG which occur at or near the ends of many adenovirus ITR.

MeSH terms

  • Adenoviridae / genetics*
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA, Viral / genetics*
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Species Specificity
  • Tupaiidae / microbiology*


  • DNA, Viral

Associated data

  • GENBANK/K01167
  • GENBANK/K01168