Candidate new rotavirus species in Schreiber's bats, Serbia.
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The genus Rotavirus comprises eight species designated A to H and one tentative species, Rotavirus I. In a virus metagenomic analysis of Schreiber's bats sampled in Serbia in 2014 we obtained sequences likely representing novel rotavirus species. Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis classified the representative strain into a tentative tenth rotavirus species, we provisionally called Rotavirus J. The novel virus shared a maximum of 50% amino acid sequence identity within the VP6 gene to currently known members of the genus. This study extends our understanding of the genetic diversity of rotaviruses in bats.
Keywords:Astrovirus; Chiroptera; Coronavirus; Gemycircularvirus; Miniopterus schreibersii; Retrovirus; Rotavirus; Semiconductor sequencing; Viral metagenomics
- Genetic and phenetic diversity in natural populations across different environments - contribution of B chromosome polymorphism (RS-173003)
- Momentum (Lendület) Program (awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) (-)
- TÁMOP (4.2.4.A/2-11-1-2012-0001) (-)
- ÚNKP-16-3-III and ÚNKP-16-4-III – New Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities (-)
In: Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases (2017), 48: 19-26